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hi
is there a way to make a custom login and registration form to wordpress? like you just create an home page?
i want to use bootstrap the html of the form
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by:artsec
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There is a plugin for custom login page which you can use with wordpress:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-login/

And more here: http://www.wpexplorer.com/best-login-plugins-wordpress/
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by:derrida
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hi
yes i know about plugins.
i want to learn and do it myself.
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by:artsec
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You need to learn how to develop wordpress plugin and then develop your own.
http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin
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so no way to do it like a home page?
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Ray Paseur earned 250 total points
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There's an article that shows the general design pattern for PHP client authentication (often called a "login form").
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_2391-PHP-login-logout-and-easy-access-control.html

But that said, the advice from artsec has you headed in the right direction.  WordPress has its own way of doing things, and in my experience "the WordPress way" is more important to success with WordPress than "the PHP way."  The simplest WordPress Plugin is probably "Hello Dolly."  It's well documented and shows how to get a plugin to work.  Your choice of "hooks" will determine what pages are password protected.  The WP add_action() function tells where to put the hooks for your login programming.

<?php
/**
 * @package Hello_Dolly
 * @version 1.6
 */
/*
Plugin Name: Hello Dolly
Plugin URI: http://wordpress.org/plugins/hello-dolly/
Description: This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from <cite>Hello, Dolly</cite> in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.
Author: Matt Mullenweg
Version: 1.6
Author URI: http://ma.tt/
*/

function hello_dolly_get_lyric() {
	/** These are the lyrics to Hello Dolly */
	$lyrics = "Hello, Dolly
Well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly
I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin', you're still crowin'
You're still goin' strong
We feel the room swayin'
While the band's playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So, take her wrap, fellas
Find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly'll never go away again
Hello, Dolly
Well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly
I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin', you're still crowin'
You're still goin' strong
We feel the room swayin'
While the band's playin'
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
Golly, gee, fellas
Find her a vacant knee, fellas
Dolly'll never go away
Dolly'll never go away
Dolly'll never go away again";

	// Here we split it into lines
	$lyrics = explode( "\n", $lyrics );

	// And then randomly choose a line
	return wptexturize( $lyrics[ mt_rand( 0, count( $lyrics ) - 1 ) ] );
}

// This just echoes the chosen line, we'll position it later
function hello_dolly() {
	$chosen = hello_dolly_get_lyric();
	echo "<p id='dolly'>$chosen</p>";
}

// Now we set that function up to execute when the admin_notices action is called
add_action( 'admin_notices', 'hello_dolly' );

// We need some CSS to position the paragraph
function dolly_css() {
	// This makes sure that the positioning is also good for right-to-left languages
	$x = is_rtl() ? 'left' : 'right';

	echo "
	<style type='text/css'>
	#dolly {
		float: $x;
		padding-$x: 15px;
		padding-top: 5px;		
		margin: 0;
		font-size: 11px;
	}
	</style>
	";
}

add_action( 'admin_head', 'dolly_css' );

?>

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thanks both
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