How To Create React Login Page

So you’ve decided to create a login page for your React application? Great choice! In this article, I’ll guide you through the process step by step, sharing my personal tips and insights along the way.

Getting Started

Before we dive into the code, let’s make sure we have everything set up properly. To create a React login page, you’ll need to have Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your machine. If you don’t already have them, you can download and install them from the official Node.js website. Once you have Node.js and npm installed, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Creating a new React project

To create a new React project, open your command line or terminal and navigate to the directory where you want to create your project. Then, run the following command:

npx create-react-app login-page

This command will create a new directory named ‘login-page’ and set up a basic React project structure for you. Once the command completes, navigate into the newly created project directory by running:

cd login-page

Setting up the login page component

Now that we have our React project set up, let’s start by creating a new component for our login page. In the ‘src’ directory of your project, create a new file called ‘Login.js’. Open the file and add the following code:

import React, { useState } from 'react';

function Login() {
const [username, setUsername] = useState('');
const [password, setPassword] = useState('');

const handleUsernameChange = (event) => {

const handlePasswordChange = (event) => {

const handleSubmit = (event) => {
// Add your login logic here

return (



export default Login;

In the code above, we’re using React’s ‘useState’ hook to manage the state of the username and password input fields. We’re also defining event handlers for the input fields’ ‘onChange’ events and the form’s ‘onSubmit’ event. You can customize the login logic inside the ‘handleSubmit’ function according to your application’s needs.

Using the login page component

Now that we have our login page component ready, let’s use it in our main App component. Open the ‘src/App.js’ file and replace its content with the following code:

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

function App() {
return (

Welcome to My App


export default App;

In the code above, we’ve imported the ‘Login’ component and rendered it inside the ‘App’ component. You can customize the ‘App’ component and add additional components or functionality as needed.

Styling the login page

To style the login page, you can use CSS or a UI library like Bootstrap or Material-UI. If you prefer using CSS, create a new CSS file in the ‘src’ directory called ‘Login.css’ and add your custom styles there. Then, import the CSS file into the ‘Login.js’ component by adding the following line at the top of the file:

import './Login.css';

If you’re using a UI library, follow their documentation to import the necessary components and apply the desired styles.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a login page for your React application. By following this guide and adding your personal touches, you can customize your login page to match your application’s design and functionality. Remember to handle form validation, authentication, and error handling according to your specific requirements. Happy coding!