Add a Login Link to the wp_nav_menu

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Are you looking for a way to add a login / logout link in the navigation menu? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add a login link to the wp_nav_menu in WordPress.


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

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items', 'add_login_logout_link', 10, 2);
function add_login_logout_link($items, $args) { 
        $loginoutlink = wp_loginout('index.php', false); 
        $items .= '<li>'. $loginoutlink .'</li>'; 
    return $items; 

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.

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  1. hey kevin thank you very much for this code but i also want to add register link, plz suggest me how to do it.
    Actually i modified the code to :-
    add_filter(‘wp_nav_menu_items’, ‘add_login_logout_link’, 10, 2);
    function add_login_logout_link($items, $args) {

    $registerlink = wp_register(”, ”);
    $loginoutlink = wp_loginout(‘index.php’, false);
    $items .= ”. $loginoutlink .”.”. $registerlink .”;
    return $items;

    but its not working.

    1. change
      $items .= ”. $loginoutlink .”.”. $registerlink .”;

      $items .= ”. $loginoutlink .”. $registerlink .”;

      1. thanks fo ua help buddy, but actually i sorted it on own.

        1. cool glad to hear it!

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