Build Login Page With React

Building a login page with React is an essential skill for any web developer. As a developer myself, I’ve had my fair share of experiences working on login pages and I’m excited to share my insights and personal touches with you.

Why React?

If you’re not familiar with React, it’s a popular JavaScript library used for building user interfaces. One of the main reasons why React is a great choice for building a login page is its component-based architecture. With React, you can easily break down your UI into reusable components, making your code more maintainable and easier to understand.

React also offers a virtual DOM that makes rendering efficient, resulting in a smoother and faster user experience. It’s no wonder why React has gained so much popularity among developers worldwide.

Setting Up the Project

Before we dive into building the login page, let’s make sure we have a project set up. Open your terminal and run the following commands:

$ npx create-react-app login-page
$ cd login-page
$ npm start

This will create a new React project called “login-page” and start the development server.

Creating the Login Component

Now that we have our project set up, it’s time to create our login component. Inside the “src” directory, create a new file called “Login.js”. Open the file and let’s start coding:

import React, { useState } from 'react';

const Login = () => {
const [email, setEmail] = useState('');
const [password, setPassword] = useState('');

const handleEmailChange = (e) => {

const handlePasswordChange = (e) => {

const handleLogin = () => {
// Add login logic here

return (



export default Login;

In this code snippet, we’re creating a functional component called “Login”. We’re using React’s useState hook to handle the state of the email and password input fields. Whenever the user types in the email or password field, the respective handleEmailChange or handlePasswordChange functions will be called to update the state.

The handleLogin function will be responsible for handling the login logic. You can add your own logic here, such as making an API call to verify the user’s credentials.

Using the Login Component

Now that we have our Login component ready, it’s time to use it in our main App component. Open the “src/App.js” file and replace the existing code with the following:

import React from 'react';
import Login from './Login';

const App = () => {
return (

Welcome to My Website


export default App;

In this code snippet, we’re importing our Login component and rendering it inside the App component. Feel free to customize the “Welcome to My Website” heading to add your personal touch.

Styling the Login Page

A well-designed login page can greatly enhance the overall user experience. You can use CSS or popular CSS frameworks like Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS to style your login page.

For simplicity, let’s use inline styles to style our login page. Modify the render method of the Login component as follows:

return (



In this example, we’re using inline styles to center the login component on the page and add some top margin for spacing.


Building a login page with React is a valuable skill that every web developer should have. React’s component-based architecture and efficient rendering make it an excellent choice for creating intuitive and user-friendly login experiences.

In this article, we walked through the process of setting up a React project, creating a login component, and using it in our main App component. We also discussed the importance of styling the login page to improve the overall user experience.

Now it’s your turn to take what you’ve learned and start building your own login page with React. Don’t be afraid to add your personal touches and make it your own!

If you want to see the implementation in action, you can check out the login-page-react repository on GitHub.