I am building my website on Wordpress and I have created my custom login page.But for a post when an user comments and other nonlogged see the comment with along with a line down "Login to reply".And when the user clicks on that"Login" from "Login to reply" it redirects to wp-login.php.So how to redirect users to custom login page when "login to reply" for a post is clicked on wordpress instead of wp-login.php.


You need to redirect everytime WordPress looks for wp-login.php.

You can do the same by using the below in your active theme's functions.php file.

function redirect_login_page(){

    // Store for checking if this page equals wp-login.php
    $page_viewed = basename( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] );

    // permalink to the custom login page
    $login_page  = get_permalink( 'CUSTOM_LOGIN_PAGE_ID' );

    if( $page_viewed == "wp-login.php" ) {
        wp_redirect( $login_page );

add_action( 'init','redirect_login_page' );
  • thanks for your help. I have one thing to ask you. I have renamed wp-login.php with name wp-login.php plugin. So shall I use that renamed name in that code or wp-login? Jan 29 '14 at 7:21
  • Please never make changes to the core files, as you will loose all these changes on upgrade and wp-login.php is a core file Jan 29 '14 at 7:23
  • No I just did with a plugin. When I deactivates the plugin, it restores to normal. So please tell me what use renamed wp-login.php or wp-login.php. Jan 29 '14 at 7:27
  • I am not sure what you are saying, but the base line is you should try your best not to modify core files. Jan 29 '14 at 7:30
  • I am still not sure whats the confusion, you pasted the same code that i have put as the answer Jan 29 '14 at 7:38

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