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Sidebar Login

Easily add an ajax-enhanced login widget to your WordPress site sidebar.

7 reviews
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4 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
Useful and flexible
By , for WP 3.6

It's a useful plugin, and it's quite customizable too. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a tag that returns the site's URL, which would be a massive help to us WP multisite users.

4 stars
Works great, but before I upgrade...
By , for WP 1.4.9.5

Wanted to say -- in the spirit of transparency -- it would be really awesome to have a way to automatically note donations using a "thermometer" or other graphic! I've had several members of my group tell me that they would be more inclined to contribute if they could see just how much others are contributing.

4 stars
Great plugin but versions newer than 2.4 are not good
By , for WP 3.5.1

I used Sidebar Login for a long time and it was perfect. But when the 2.5 update where settings got moved to the widget I couldn't use it any longer. It no longer lets you use HTML in the display of the menu. I used to have multiple links on one line. For example, I might have it like this:

Section A:
Links: 1 | 2 | 3
Link 4
Link 5
Link 6 | 7

But the new widget setup looks to only let you do one link per line. Not as good for sure. I reverted to 2.4 and won't be updating.

4 stars
Problems with IE8
By , for WP 3.5.1

Using version 2.5.3.
Works well on all browsers except IE8 (I don't know about IE9 as my OS is XP).
Trying to log in and it accepts and displays the user name, however, when I try to enter the password the curser moves without displaying any dots and the login fails without any error message.
I've still given it 4 stars as it works with 4 out of 5 browsers.

Ho hum.

Please don't respond with any technical questions, I'm a complete website novice and all these acronyms are giving me a headache :(

UPDATE: I've since tried it on a friend's laptop using IE9 and that doesn't work either. It does show the dots when typing in the password but still fails to let me in. Curiously, when I deliberately enter the wrong password it shows the red error message, so it is registering that a password has been entered.

4 stars
My site got hacked after installing this. TWICE
By , for WP 3.5

This plugin compromise the security of the login and create double logins. Do not use this and stay away. My site got hacked after installing this plugin.

- The plugin did not have anything to do with the hacks directly. But I learned that (addressed on a different post) it did have a problem with how the password was printed which could well be the reason. The plugin developer promptly (and kindly) fixed the password issue. I will update my review once I test it again.

I downloaded the new sidebar login (2.5) and has been using it since yesterday. No problems so far. No double logins, no sudden log-offs etc. But I did not log in to the site admin through that. I think it's an excellent plugin and will update my review in couple of weeks.

4 stars
Very useful - but...
By , for WP 3.5

The login feature is great. Unfortunately, when users logout they're redirected to /wp-login.php.

If (when!) they log in again, this time using the standard login form, they are back in the controlpanel - which is what we wanted to avoid in the first place.

A "Redirect to [your page here] on log out" will be much appreciated!

/Steen Andersen

4 stars
Useful widget!
By , for WP 3.5

Simply and effective!

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