I want to change the url of the Wordpress 'Back to XXXX' on the wordpress url.

I've used this function to change the logo url, but there doesnt seem to be a footerurl reference.

add_filter( 'login_headerurl', 'custom_login_header_url' );
function custom_login_header_url($url) {
  return 'http://www.myurl.com/';

Any ideas how I can change this url with a filter? My wordpress installation is a micro-site sitting under a main site, which is why I want it to go to a different url that home_url.

3 Answers 3


Since this is not a standard feature you could achieve this with your own css and js you could add to the page like this

    function custom_login() { 
    echo '<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="'.get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/custom-login/custom-login.css" />'; 
    echo '<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.0/jquery.min.js"></script>'
    echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="'. get_bloginfo("template_url") . '/js/yourScript.js"></script>';
    add_action('login_head', 'custom_login');

change jquery url as wanted to get last version.

The div id where the link is in is called #backtoblog

you could change the innerhtml using javascript/jquery.

$('#backtoblog').html('<a href="http://gotomyblog.com">go back</a>');

or you could use css to get rid of it.


like this.


  • Hi, this sent me down the right path but there are a few problems with your answer. a) JS call is a CSS link b) No jQuery loaded (I load this aswell).
    – SMacFadyen
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 14:08
  • yeah, my bad , copy paste nastyness. let me fix it.
    – woony
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 14:21
  • Ok, I can accept it then. Cheers.
    – SMacFadyen
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 14:24
  • should be better now, my bad for being messy.
    – woony
    Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 14:32

Instead of adding so many files, which you don't need. Use plain ol' JavaScript for this.

 * Change Back to URL on login.
 * Change Back to Home URL on login page.
 * @since 1.0.0
function wpse61784_change_back_to_url() {
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var backToBlog = document.getElementById( 'backtoblog' ).getElementsByTagName( 'a' )[0];
        backToBlog.setAttribute( 'href', 'https://NEW-URL.com/' );
        backToBlog.innerHTML='&larr; Back to NEW TEXT';

// Hook it.
add_action( 'login_footer', 'wpse61784_change_back_to_url' );

Cheers! 🎯


I've amended the above answer by @woony to include jQuery and outputted my function differently.

function custom_login() { 
    <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/js/custom-login.js"></script
<?php }
add_action('login_head', 'custom_login');

The custom-login.js

        $('#backtoblog').html('<a href="http://xxx">&larr; Go back</a>');

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