Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#3363 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add "Log in" Link to page

Reported by: travel_girl's profile Travel_girl Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords: needs-patch has-screenshots


At the moment the "Log in" and "Register" Option is not visible at

People has to go to a specific page to see the option "Log in".

In the menu only the follow pages has the login opion:

  • themes
  • plugins
  • support

I have noticed some confusions for new members to found the login page, like on a contributor day.

I suggest to add the "Register" and "Log in" Link also to the homepage and pages, which are visible in the main menu, for a better consistency.

  • showcase
  • mobile
  • get involved
  • about
  • blog
  • hosting

Attachments (2)

Bildschirmfoto 2018-01-08 um 15.09.22.png (329.1 KB) - added by Travel_girl 6 years ago.
Homepage - missing Log in
Bildschirmfoto 2018-01-08 um 15.09.30.png (1.7 MB) - added by Travel_girl 6 years ago.
Theme page - Log in is visible

Change History (8)

6 years ago

Homepage - missing Log in

6 years ago

Theme page - Log in is visible

#1 @danieltj
6 years ago

My suggestion is to add a drop down to 'Get Involved' which includes a link to Login and Register. Easy fix, and technically, if you want to get involved and don't know how, that drop down ties everything up into one sub menu.

My 2 pence.

#2 @Travel_girl
6 years ago

@danieltj I'm not convinced about this solution, cause it would make it harder to find the login and also not every user is a contributor.

For example if you just want to ask a question in the support forum you will need an account. But "get involved" does not sounds right for these users.

Last edited 6 years ago by Travel_girl (previous) (diff)

#3 @melchoyce
6 years ago

+1. Even if we have to "fake it" (by creating a static copy of the admin bar header), there should be a login link on every page.

#4 @obenland
6 years ago

I agree, it would be nice to have a uniform login location across the platform. And we are working towards that goal by converting more and more parts of the platform to using WordPress (see the Theme and Plugin Directories and the recent support forum upgrade).

However I'm not so sure that creating a fake admin bar and integrating it in certain non-WordPress parts is the best use of our time right now. None of the sites and pages that don't have an admin bar really need to be logged into—they don't offer any kind of user interaction where that would be necessary.

This issue will be solved gradually, as more and more parts of dotorg are brought over to WordPress.

#5 @obenland
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

I made the adminbar always visible on

#6 @ocean90
4 years ago

#4979 was marked as a duplicate.

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