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How to Set Up a Login Page For Your Membership Site

Every membership site needs a login page for members to enter their username and password. AccessAlly’s Onboarding Wizard walks you through each step of the setup process. Here is a deeper look at how to set up a login page for your membership site.

Wondering how your members will log out? Check out this tutorial: How to Set Up Log Out Links In Your Membership Site

How To Set Up The Login Page For Your Membership Site

AccessAlly’s onboarding wizard will automatically create your login page for you. However, you will have to go through and customize this page to make sure that the login widget appears properly.

Step 1. Add Login Shortcode to Page

You can insert the login shortcode using AccessAlly’s shortcode adder.

The login shortcode can be customized before added to the page:

Show When The User Is/Is Not Logged In

By default, the boxes are checked so that the login widget will be visible, regardless of whether a user is logged in or not.

We do recommend that you keep both boxes checked.

Snappy Login™

AccessAlly’s Snappy Login Links™ allow a user to receive a one-time-use login link delivered to their inbox. If you choose to include the Snappy Login™ feature on your login page, users no longer need to remember their username and password.

For setup, you have three choices:

  • Show Snappy Login™ Option
  • Do not allow Snappy Login™
  • Only allow Snappy Login™

Show Snappy Login™ Option
“Show Snappy Login™ Option”
Only Allow Snappy Login™
If you choose to only show a Snappy Login, a simple button will be displayed, instead of a full login widget. When clicked, this message will appear.

When you’re ready, you can click on the yellow Insert Shortcode button and save the page.

Getting a Login Error?

If the site is hosted on WPEngine (or other platforms with similar symptom), when attempting to login through the login page, it will show an “No data received” error.

This is caused by a custom login protection put in place by the host. You need to contact WPEngine support and ask them to “Disable login protection for my custom login to function properly”.

This will NOT weaken the security protection. It will just allow the custom login widget to function.

Next Steps:

Once you have your login widget on the page, you will want to double-check where those members will go once logged in. You can head into AccessAlly – General Settings  – Initial Setup – Special Pages and check your pages in there. The most common pages that members go to upon login are:

  • Dashboard page
  • My Account
Updated on February 21, 2019

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