Login Form

This document is for a version of Craft CMS that is no longer supported. Please refer to the latest version →

If you need to login a user from the front-end of your site, you can do so with the following code:

<form method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8">
  {{ getCsrfInput() }}
  <input type="hidden" name="action" value="users/login">

  <h3><label for="loginName">Username or email</label></h3>
  <input id="loginName" type="text" name="loginName"
    value="{{ craft.session.rememberedUsername }}">

  <h3><label for="password">Password</label></h3>
  <input id="password" type="password" name="password">

    <input type="checkbox" name="rememberMe" value="1">
    Remember me

  <input type="submit" value="Login">

  {% if errorMessage is defined %}
    <p>{{ errorMessage }}</p>
  {% endif %}

<p><a href="{{ url('forgotpassword') }}">Forget your password?</a></p>

craft.session.returnUrl is set to the original URL that included the {% requireLogin %} tag that initiated the redirect to this login form.

By default, users will be redirected based on your postLoginRedirect config setting value after logging in. You can override that within your login form using a redirect param:

<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="some/custom/path">