This is my 1st forum post, so if I had accidentally broke any rule, kindly let me know and I will amend it as soon as I get back online.
I have used wordpress from 2.3.3 to 2.6.1 for educational purposes and currently I have the intention to setup my own blog using 2.6.0 (the reason because some of the plugins have been tested to 2.6.0 only).
My intention for this posting: I wanted to customize the login & registration page (I know this has been asked many times and there are alternative provided, such as the one from binarymoon). However I have decided to hack away and attempt to merge on my own.
It seems success, so I will like to share it and also, hopefully, get a feedback from the seniors here as to whether this solution will have any averse effect on my blog.
Open up wp-login.php with your favorite editor, in my case notepad++.
Part 1: Scroll down and look for
<?php wp_admin_css( 'login', false ); wp_admin_css( 'colors-fresh', false ); do_action('login_head'); ?>
and change it to
<?php //wp_admin_css( 'login', false ); //wp_admin_css( 'colors-fresh', false ); get_header(); do_action('login_head'); ?>
Next scroll all the way down to the last line and insert
<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>