Offering the best user experience is vital, more so if you run a membership or eCommerce website. When the success of your website depends heavily on user registration, you can leverage social logins to offer a great user experience on your registration, login and checkout pages among other places.
Social login allows your users to register and login on your WordPress website using their existing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google among others. With a single click, your users can register on, and subsequently login to your website without necessarily creating an account the old fashioned way.
The old fashioned way involves creating a new username and password. Some websites ask you to confirm your email or provide more information to register a new account, which puts off many users. Besides, many modern day web surfers are accustomed to social login and expect websites to offer this feature by default.
Why Social Login?
If you’ve read this far, perhaps you’re wondering why social login is important. Well, here are a couple of fun facts just to build momentum.
Did you know:
- Users hate creating a new account on websites. Research findings show that a whopping 86% of people dislike creating a new account on websites. In most cases, and to be fair here, people will hardly create an account to, say, leave a comment. Social login eliminates the need to create accounts traditionally offering your users a seamless means of registering on your website.
- Social login saves your users from password fatigue (insert link), in the process making the login process easier. Your users won’t have to remember yet another username-password combination.
- If a user forgets their login credentials, they are more likely to abandon the login process than try to reset their password. That, baby, means more failed logins for you, which translates to higher bounce rates and lower conversion rates. Social login mitigates this problem.
- A lot of us are guilty of leaving forms incomplete or entering fake information when creating a new account on a website. This presents a huge challenge to website owners and marketers alike. For instance, how will you offer your users better and personalized experiences when they feed you with fake data? When your site visitor uses social login, however, you receive verified and quality data such as age, gender, interests, friend lists and so on.
- You can streamline and speed up checkout on your online store with social login since users can register/login without abandoning their cart (insert link) to fill out a registration/login form.
Source: Social Identity Study
Sweet Benefits All The Way
As you can clearly see, social login has a couple of sweet benefits. And the best part is you can easily add social logins to your WordPress site using a plugin.
In today’s serving, we highlight a couple of WordPress login plugins perfect for your website. Pick one and share your thoughts as well as your favorite social login plugin in the comments.
That out of the way, let us get down to business.
We’ve gone to great lengths to create an impressive list of both free and premium WordPress social plugins just for you. Will you find the perfect social login solutions? Well, that depends entirely on your needs and preferences.
Without further ado, here is what WordPress offers as far as social login plugins go.
1. Super Socializer
First on the list is Super Socializer, a nifty WordPress plugin that helps you to add social login, social sharing and social comments to your website easily.
This powerful beast allows you to add social login buttons to WordPress login page, registration page, comments, WooCommerce checkout page and other areas of your website thanks to widgets and shortcodes.
Super Socializer supports social login from 10 social networks and allows you to sync the user’s basic social profile data with the respective WordPress profile.
Other than that, users can link their social accounts to their WordPress accounts at will in the WordPress admin dashboard. Besides, this WordPress social login plugin is compatible with bbPress, BuddyPress, AMP, myCRED, WordPress multisite and Gutenberg editor among others.
Further, it’s GDPR complaint because, well, privacy laws are no longer what they used to be. To boot, Super Socializer is incredibly easy to customize and ships with other social features.
2. Nextend social Login and Register
With over 200,000 active installations as we speak, Nextend Social Login is probably the most popular free social login plugin on WordPress.org.
In a matter of minutes, you can enable user registration and login via Facebook, Twitter, and Google. That’s right, the Nextend Social Login plugin focuses on the three most popular social networks.
Now, you don’t have to force users to fill out the default or long registration forms; this WordPress social login plugin seamlessly integrates with your existing WordPress login and registration forms.
On the WordPress profile page, users can easily link or unlink social accounts without breaking a sweat. Additionally, users can access their WordPress user accounts with or without a social account.
Other notable features include the capability to use social network profile pictures as WordPress avatars, custom redirects after social login, widgets, shortcodes, easy-to-customize designs, fast support, and an add-on that ships with even more features.
3. BS Input
If you fancy taking the premium route early on, you’ll love the BS Input social login plugin by BeSquares. The BS Input plugin adds beauty, color, and functionality to this whole social login business.
The plugin is sleek to say the least and offers you more features than most WordPress social login plugins. And since it’s super-duper easy to set up and use, you don’t need any coding knowledge to enjoy the benefits of social login with this plugin.
Interesting features include support for Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn, shortcode so you can add social login to custom pages or widget areas, a stylish site locker, content locker, unlimited colors, beautiful backgrounds, caching-ready and 2 styles for social login buttons.
In addition, BS Input supports WooCommerce checkout, BuddyPress, WPML and any WordPress theme. To boot, the plugin ships with 6 animations for the popup and a customizable mail template. Final word; it’s a simple but powerful WordPress social login that works.
RegistrationMagic is probably the best WordPress user registration plugin on the planet. Handcrafted to perfection, this bad boy is the only solution you need to manage user registrations and add social logins to your WordPress website.
The plugin comes with features such as a quick form creator, built login system, shortcodes so you can drop forms anywhere on your site, form analytics, HTML embed code, custom fields, custom CSS styles, submissions manager, attachments, social logins, user manager and we will be here all day if we were to go through the full list of features. We need a standalone review for RegistrationMagic.
The point is RegistrationMagic makes it ridiculously easy to add social logins to your form. At the time of writing, the plugin supports Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft Live and Instagram.
In my honest opinion, RegistrationMagic is the sh*t (excuse my French; I just get really excited when I come across such a great plugin). You’ll love it, and I guarantee that. They have a free version, but if I were you, I would spring for the premium version and never look back. Really, I just wish more people could find this plugin, and I hope I don’t sound salesy.
I have tried it and, damn, are these guys good or what? And I am not alone.
Great user registration and management plugin, with many features and great fast support solving any question. Really like being able to redirect different users to their user-role specific page. Highly recommend this plugin and support team. – Bosch_B
5. MiniOrange WordPress Social Login
The WordPress plugin repo is the gift that keeps on giving, and WordPress Social Login by miniOrange is proof enough. This social login plugin goes beyond expectations, what with an extensive list of features that will blow your wig.
The plugin helps you to add social sharing and social login using networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Vkontakte, LinkedIn, Amazon, Salesforce, and Microsoft Live.
Further, you can prompt users to complete their profiles if social login doesn’t return a username and email. On top of that, WordPress Social Login allows you to assign roles to users signing in with the social login app. Moreover, you can sync the social profile picture with WordPress easily.
Additionally, you can add social login buttons to the login page, registration page, comment form and anywhere else on your site using a widget or shortcode.
You can even enable/disable user registration and activate email notifications to admin when users register via social login. Further, you can customize login icons and login/logout redirect URL easily.
6. Social Login by BestWebSoft
Perhaps you don’t want the many advanced features that come with most WordPress social login plugins. Perhaps you simply want to add social logins to your website and get over with it without investing in an expensive and overly complicated plugin. You need a simple solution that works out of the box.
Social Login by BestWebSoft is one such plugin. It’s simplistic to a fault but gets the job done. This easy-to-use plugin enables your users to log in and comment with their existing accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn.
You can easily add the social login buttons to your login page, registration page, and comment form. On top of that, you can set the default role for new social users, enable user registration via social buttons only and link social accounts to the corresponding WordPress accounts easily.
The plugin is simple to set up and comes with detailed documentation to help you to hit the ground running.
7. WooCommerce Social Login
Social login premium options usually don’t disappoint thanks to extra features and dedicated support. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not trying to discredit free plugins. That being said, you cannot go wrong with a terrific plugin such as WooCommerce Social Login.
Originally built specifically for WooCommerce stores, the plugin is now compatible with BuddyPress, bbPress, and Peepso. Brought to you by elite author WPWeb, WooCommerce Social Login is a one of a kind social login plugin boasting of a unique set of features.
For starters, you can easily add social logins on WooCommerce login, registration and checkout forms offering your users a better user experience, which opens doors for frictionless purchases.
Secondly, this WordPress social plugin currently supports 11 social networks including Foursquare, Yahoo and even PayPal. It ships with a beautiful drag-and-drop admin interface that makes it easy to manage each social network.
On top of that, you get great stats as well as a visual representation of how your social logins are performing. In addition, the plugin can send new account deets to users via email. How sweet?
If that isn’t enough, WooCommerce Social Login ships with a shortcode and widget meaning you can place the social logins anywhere on your site. Whenever a user login via the app, you can redirect them to a custom URL, so yeah, there is that too.
8. WP Ultimate Social
WP Ultimate Social premium plugin is founded on one ideology; you don’t need multiple plugins for all of your social media needs. For this reason, you can think of WP Ultimate Social as a “bundle” of sorts that offers you social icons, social sharing, social counters, Twitter feeds, Pinterest, auto-posting and social login.
AccessKeys, the elite author behind WP Ultimate Social claims it is the only social media suite you’ll ever need, and from what I saw and the long list of features, I tend to agree. Boy oh boy, this beast of a plugin is loaded. I will go over the features quickly.
You can expect to find features such as 12 beautiful PNG icon sets, Font Awesome icons, powerful customization options, 10 retina-ready SVG icon sets, social sidebar, a responsive design, 10 fantastic social share themes, floating social share buttons, support for 14 major networks, share via email & print, WooCommerce support, BuddyPress compatibility, social share popups, beautiful social counters with 20 impressive themes, 5 animations and the list seems to go on forever.
WP Ultimate Social comes with impressive social login features supporting up to 9 popular social networks. You can easily display social logins on your registration, login and comment forms. Additionally, you can choose login buttons from 15 beautifully designed themes.
Moreover, you can auto-post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and do so much more. The sheer number of features on this thing will have you reeling backward in amazement.
9. Social Login by OneAll
Of all the WordPress social login plugins on this list, Social Login by OneAll supports the largest number of social networks. Now, your users can register and log in with over 40 social networks including the likes of Battle.net, StackExchange, Github, SoundCloud, Vimeo, WordPress.com, YouTube, Twitch.tv, Disqus, Blogger, and the list goes on and on.
Social Login seamlessly integrates with your WordPress login/registration system. In addition, existing users can easily link their social accounts in WordPress profiles and later on login with the linked social networks.
The plugin is GDPR compliant?and compatible with all plugins and themes that follow WordPress coding standards. In addition, it is fully customizable to suit your specific needs. You can easily add social login to your login page, registration page, comment section, sidebar via a widget or anywhere else thanks to a shortcode.
But even with all these features, Social Login by OneAll is easy to implement and use you should be having fun in no time. Oh, lest I forget, the plugin has a premium version too, which offers you even more options to implement social login like a boss.
Bringing up the rear is WooSocial, a relatively new plugin in the market. It’s a simple social login plugin created, maintained and supported by OriginalWeb. Since it is a new plugin at the time of writing, it has the potential for growth in terms of features and market share.
Key features include support for 25 social networks, 15 social login button styles, shortcode, support for multiple languages and great documentation to set you on the right path.
Additionally, WooSocial plays well with WooCommerce, allowing you to streamline the checkout process on your online store. Besides that, it’s compatible with other popular plugins and frameworks such as WPBakery Page Builder, Cornerstone and Bootstrap 4.X.
Social login helps you to offer better user experience and boost conversions on your WordPress site without breaking a sweat. It’s an ideal solution for WordPress community sites, membership sites, courses, forums and any other website that relies on user registration.
The best part is WordPress offers you plenty of options to add social logins to your website. Whether you choose a free or premium WordPress social login plugin, always go for a solution that meets all your needs. We hope you find the perfect social login plugin from our list.
Which is your favorite WordPress social login plugin? Have questions or suggestions? Share your thoughts and best social login tools in the comments.