In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change the WordPress logo in your login page, along with its URL and hover title.

The changes will apply to the registration page as well!

Fortunately, we don’t need a plugin for this because it’s quite easy to do via coding, and I’ll guide you step by step.

The fewer plugins you have, the better! Always keep that in mind.

So, let’s get right to it!

Accessing Your WordPress Files

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You’ll have to access your site’s files to create a folder, add an image, then add a bit of code in your functions.php file.

I’ve written this tutorial about how to access your WordPress site’s files using 3 different methods. So, read that first if you don’t know how to do it.

I’m going to use cPanel and a child theme for my example. The UI (User Interface) for the cPanel might differ from hosting to hosting, but not by much.

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I recommend creating a site backup before doing this, just to be safe.

I also recommend having a child theme in place, otherwise, the changes will be gone with the next theme update.

If you don’t have a child theme, create the images folder in the parent theme’s folder, then, use this plugin to add the PHP code.

Changing the Login WordPress Logo

Step 1

Log in to your cPanel and create an images folder (if you don’t have one already) in your child theme’s folder.

images folder child theme

Your child theme’s standard path should be:

public_html/wp-content/themes/YourThemeName-child

Step 2

Go into the images folder and upload your logo file.

logo file

Note down the name of your logo file (e.g. example.png) because you’ll have to add it in the code.

Step 3

Go back to your child theme’s folder, right-click one the functions.php file and edit it.

functions.php edit

Step 4

Add the following code right at the bottom of the file or right above the ?> ending tag if it has one.

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php code to change the wordpress login logo

Step 5

Change the logo file name from my code with your own, here:

/images/logo-retina-400x80.png

So, for example, if your logo file is named my-logo.png, then add that file name instead of logo-retina-400x80.png from the above code.

You can also add other values for the height, width, and padding if you want to.

Final step

Check your WordPress login page and see if the logo has been changed.

custom logo wordpress login page

If it hasn’t, clear your site and browser (or use a Private/Incognito window) cache and try again.

Changing the Login Logo URL and Title

By default, the login logo’s link will point to https://wordpress.org, and the title – when you hover over it – will be “Powered by WordPress”.

login logo default title and url

Now, that’s not very nice if you want to add your own brand there, right?

So, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1

Go to your functions.php again and add the following code right below the previous one.

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php code to change login logo url and title

Step 2

Where it says Your Site Name and Info, you can add whatever text you wish.

That will appear as the logo’s title when someone will hover over it.

Only replace the text, don’t delete the single quotes or anything.

You don’t have to add a URL to the code because it will point automatically to your homepage.

Final step

Check to see if the logo’s URL and title have changed in the WordPress login page.

login logo link and title changed

If the changes don’t take place, clear your site and browser (or use a Private/Incognito window) cache and try again.

Also, as I mentioned at the beginning of the tutorial, the changes will automatically apply to the WordPress register page as well!

change logo, title, and url in wordpress register page

That’s a Wrap

I hope the tutorial was detailed enough, and you managed to change the WordPress logo, its URL, and title in your login page!

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