Login Widget

Login Widget

I wrote the original login widget 2-3 years ago. The reason I wrote it was that quite a few of our bloggers on homeschool journal had/have their comments set to user must be logged in to comment. The default flow for a commenter (using the default links) in that situation is

  • Click the login link & wait for wp-login page to load
  • Provide user/pass & wait for the dashboard to load
  • Find the post again using previous path

For blog readers not familiar with WP/WPMU, this was a bit bewildering. The original version of the widget returned the logged in user to the home of blog where they logged in. The user logging in does not need to be a subscriber on that blog to login with the widget.

With this version (for WPMU 2.7) of the widget the user logging in is returned to the originating page where they logged in. Logged in users have a logout link. Blog admins have links to their dashboard, write post and manage comments. You can drop the plugin file in either plugins or mu-plugins. The widget can then be added to a sidebar. [download#9]

Edit: The download link has been fixed.

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9 Comments
  • Jon
    Posted at 16:42h, 04 May Reply

    Download link gives “Page not found”. Using Firefox 3.0.10 on Win XP SP3.

    • Jon
      Posted at 22:32h, 04 May Reply

      OK, the link works now. My Firefox was acting up at the time.

  • Trent
    Posted at 23:28h, 04 May Reply

    Excellent plugin Ron! Thanks for sharing!

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  • kunal
    Posted at 04:00h, 26 June Reply

    Cool. Does this work in buddypress also? Thanks.

    • andrea
      Posted at 10:20h, 26 June Reply

      It should.

  • syamsul
    Posted at 13:41h, 18 July Reply

    Thank you for sharing. It’s really useful!

  • Sagive
    Posted at 07:58h, 21 May Reply

    its cool but what the point? i tought this would connect each user to its own blog
    in MU 🙁 … well its a good widget nevertheless

    • andrea
      Posted at 14:50h, 26 May Reply

      “Blog admins have links to their dashboard”

      It does.

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