This might be a dumb question but are the login part of WordPress considered to be part of the backend?

  • Yes, I think. You want to clarify the question? What do you mean by "deal with"? – s_ha_dum Jun 16 '15 at 2:09
  • @s_ha_dum does it belong to the backend part of wp? – user74722 Jun 16 '15 at 2:29

These pages are accessible for users who are neither identified nor authenticated, so they are part of the frontend.

They have no place in the template hierarchy, but you can style them in your theme, add custom CSS and even nav menus.

By default, they look a little bit like the backend style. That's just because that's the only style WordPress "knows" by default, so this is done for consistency, not to indicate that they actually are the backend.

The small overlay that pops up when your session expires while you are using the backend is a special case and indeed part of the backend. It is currently built of the regular login page, so you have to exclude that case in your customizations.

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