Use your email address instead of a username to log into your WordPress.
Since email addresses are required to be unique within WordPress anyway, they also make good identifiers for logging in. For slightly better security, set your username to something random and then just forget it and use your email address instead.
Special thanks to:
- r-a-y for compatibility with older versions of WPMU and XML-RPC
- andykillen for introducing translatable strings and the Dutch translation
Translations included for:
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Unzip and upload
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Log out, log in again using the email address associated with your WordPress account.
Using this plugin users can login using their emailid as well as username. Works with buddypress as well. Thanks
Thanks for a slick little plugin! Works just like it should. You’re awesome!
Works perfectly! Allows users to login using their email or username. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
Contributors & Developers
“Email Login” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added Italian translation, props Menexa – http://menexa.it/
- Add Russian translation, props Flector – http://www.wordpressplugins.ru/administration/wp-email-login.html
- Update Dutch translation, props Paula – http://tekstmodel.nl
- Add Turkish translation, props Huseyin
- Add Serbian translation, props Borisa – http://www.webhostinghub.com
- Add Greek translation, props kostasx
- Add Spanish translation, props Javier Martínez – http://culturageek.com
- Don’t attempt to override authentication if a WP_User object exists. Fixes compat with Jetpack (and potentially other auth-related plugins)
- Work around a few encoding issues in WP to handle weird characters in emails (‘ and &), props Mykle
- Fix conditional inclusion of label JS so that it appears on all wp-login.php pages. Props James B. – http://cloudshout.co.uk
- Add a conditional in the label-changing JS to avoid errors in some cases
- Only output the JS on the wp-login.php page to avoid JS errors as well
- Add Bengalia translation, props S. M. Mehdi Akram – http://www.shamokaldarpon.com
- Add Hungarian translation, props Peter: Surbma – http://surbma.hu
- Add Brazilian Portuguese translation, props Alysson – https://profiles.wordpress.org/alyssonweb
- Check user_status to confirm the user is verified before allowing authentication (used in BuddyPress). Props Steve Holland. If you have a plugin which is using user_status to store some non-zero value, then those users will not be able to log in using their email address with this update.
- Add Lithuanian translation, props Vincent G – http://www.host1free.com
- Add Czech translation, props Zaantar
- Syntax error — SORRY!
- Switch to get_user_by() to avoid deprecated notice, props benjaminniess
- Move translations into /languages/
- Extra check to make sure a variable is defined, props Horacio
- Updated to both Dutch translations to fix a typo, thanks Michael – http://www.concatenate.nl
- Add German translation, props Florian
- Add Polish translation, props Piotr
- Add Finnish translation, props Jarno – http://www.daddyfinland.fi/
- Tweak JS replacement to look for core translation and replace with plugin-specific one
- Update translation files to have correct project name etc
- Fix syntax errors. SORRY!
- Swedish translation, props Joel
- Persian translation, props Sushyant – http://www.zavarzadeh.org
- Better escaping on string output
- Include French translation, props Sebastien
- Rename translation files to standard format
- Minor fix for if the username is empty, props Sebastien
- Clean up code a bit
- Introduce translatable strings, props andykillen. Packaged with Dutch translation.
- Add prompt to login form that you can use Email as well
- Use get_user_by_email(), props Hendry (via email)
- Remove support for versions older than 2.8 — UPGRADE!
- Cut down to use new filters
- Now supports XML-RPC authentication using email address thanks to r-a-y!
- Initial release