There might be multiple reasons why you would like to mask your WordPress admin login area. You might want to brand it with your company logo, or you just want to hide the fact that you are using WordPress for lets say security reasons.
Usually such modifications would require additional development to be involved. With the today’s plugin of choice all you have to do is to prepare your image files and to have a concept of exactly what you want. The rest can be done with just a few clicks with the plugin called “Custom Login“. Here is a link from where you can download this simple but useful plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-login/
The installation of the plugin is the same as with any other standard WordPress plugin:
Download the plugin from the following url: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-login/
Go to your WordPress Admin Area and click on Plugins -> Add New.
Select the Upload tab and upload the downloaded file.
When the upload is completed click on the Activate Plugin button.
When you are ready you are good to go edit your default WordPress admin login area.
Why would we use the boring/gray/default WordPress login area! You can design your own administration area with your website logo, background of your choice etc. Here check our first try:
It is quite nice for something performed with two clicks. And still there are tons of settings and fine tunings which you can take advantage of. There is no need to learn to code or to risk breaking the functionality of your website by altering it’s code.
To sums it up here are the links mentioned in the this post:
Custom Login plugin url: http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-login/
TMDHosting WordPress package: http://www.tmdhosting.com/wordpress-hosting.html
TMDHosting plugin installation tutorial:http://www.tmdhosting.com/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress-plugin-installaton.html