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3 simple steps to change your login image!

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    This works great but if id have to guess when ever you get the next wordpress update it will probally go back to the old image and you will have to do it again

    It’s good that you want to help, but as you’ve pointed out editing or replacing anything in wp-admin is a huge no no and results in pain and suffering. 🙂

    Consider looking at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-login/ or search the plugin repo for ‘custom login’ (that was the first hit).

    why is it a big no no, ive done it an it worked great

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    why is it a big no no, ive done it an it worked great

    And it will continue to work up until you have a WordPress version update. By modifying or replacing that image, when the next update comes, you’ll probably lose image you replaced.

    Any file that ships with WordPress including images may get overwritten. In fact you can almost always count on that. Plugins do it better by hooking into WordPress without changing any core files.

    Or to put it simply, it’s a core file and those shouldn’t be messed with.

    Keep in mind, it’s your installation and you can and should do what you like. 🙂 I’m just letting you know why it may not be a good idea.

    well as i find alot of the free plugins dont work properly or have more than i wanted, news feeds and junk i have no use for this is the best option for me, even tho i may have to redo it everytime wp updates but i dont mind 🙂

    Just wanted to add this as this page was one of the first results when I searched.

    Jan is right, core files should not be edited. Best way do add this functionality is with a custom function, it’s very easy.

    See my snippet for changing WordPress login image, login URL and login url title

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