How To Move User Login Page Drupal

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Hey there! Today I want to share with you my personal experience and guide on how to move the user login page in Drupal. If you’re a Drupal enthusiast like me, you probably know that Drupal provides a default user login page. However, sometimes you may want to change its location to make it more accessible or suit your website’s design better. Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got you covered!

Step 1: Create a Custom Login Page

The first thing you’ll need to do is create a custom login page. To do this, you’ll need to create a new module in Drupal. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds! Follow these steps:

  1. Create a new folder in the “modules” directory of your Drupal installation and name it something like “custom_login”.
  2. Create a new file inside the “custom_login” folder and name it “custom_login.info.yml”. This file will contain the module’s metadata.
  3. Open the “custom_login.info.yml” file and add the following code:


name: Custom Login
type: module
description: Allows customization of the user login page.
core_version_requirement: ^8 || ^9
package: Custom

Save the file and create another file inside the “custom_login” folder. Name this file “custom_login.routing.yml”. This file will define the routes for our module.


custom_login.login:
path: '/user/login'
defaults:
_controller: '\Drupal\custom_login\Controller\CustomLoginController::loginForm'
requirements:
_permission: 'access content'

Step 2: Create a Custom Login Controller

Next, we’ll create a custom login controller that will handle the logic for our custom login page. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a new folder inside the “custom_login” folder and name it “src”.
  2. Create another folder inside the “src” folder and name it “Controller”.
  3. Create a new file inside the “Controller” folder and name it “CustomLoginController.php”. This file will contain the code for our controller.


namespace Drupal\custom_login\Controller;

use Drupal\Core\Controller\ControllerBase;

class CustomLoginController extends ControllerBase {

public function loginForm() {
// Your custom code for the login form goes here.
}

}

Step 3: Clear Drupal Cache

After creating the module and the controller, we need to clear Drupal’s cache to ensure that our changes take effect. To do this, simply go to the “Extend” page in the Drupal admin menu and click on the “Clear All Caches” button.

Step 4: Set the New Login Page as the Default

Finally, we’ll set our custom login page as the default login page for Drupal. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the “Configuration” page in the Drupal admin menu and click on “System”.
  2. Click on “Site Information” and scroll down to the “Default front page” section.
  3. Enter the path to your custom login page (e.g., “/user/login”) in the “Default front page” field.
  4. Click on the “Save configuration” button to save your changes.

Conclusion

And there you have it! You now have a custom login page for your Drupal website. By following these steps, you can easily move the user login page to a location of your choice and give it a personalized touch. Remember, customization is the key to creating a unique and user-friendly website experience. Happy Drupal-ing!