WordPress, love it or hate it, is here to stay. It powers ~65% of the Internet, and is used by corporations large and small, bloggers, agencies and everything in between.
As WordPress website's grow in functionality it often becomes necessary for users to log into the site. One example of this may be when you offer (pay)walled content, whereby a user must be logged in to read it.
There are plugins that can do this, but that's a heavy dependency on a third-party that can introduce security risks, not to mention a risk of them disappearing (this happens more often than you may think, even for popular plugins).
So, roll your own.
We've created a series of tutorials on how to build your own frontend auth experience in WordPress.
This series of articles takes you through the following:
- Building a frontend registration form in WordPress
- Building a frontend login form in WordPress
- Building a frontend forgotten password form in WordPress
Check it out, and if you have any questions let us know in the comments.