Add a Custom Message to the WordPress Login Screen

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Are you looking for a way to add a custom message to display to users on the login screen of your WordPress install? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add a custom message to the WordPress login screen.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function custom_login_message() {
$message = '<p class="message">Welcome, if you haven\'t already read our <a href="#">terms of service</a> please do so before you register.</p><br />';
return $message;
add_filter('login_message', 'custom_login_message');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 43 best photography themes for WordPress and how to create a contact form in WordPress.

Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Valerie Cudnik April 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    You have a syntax error with the apostrophe in there. (it even shows up in your post wrong). Need a backslash before the apostrophe.

    I realize this was just a demo. I’m just OCD about stuff like that.

    Thanks for the helpful bit of code!!!

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