Adding Social Login & Registration

Enable Social Login to reduce fric­tion, increase con­ver­sion rates and improve your sales. Make account access easy and seam­less, so your cus­tomers don’t need to remem­ber yet anoth­er user­name and pass­word.

Step 1  Add Login with Ajax Plugin

You must first install and acti­vate the Login with Ajax (free) plu­g­in. We’re using it to show the login form in an over­lay box, not the reg­u­lar Word­Press login page.

*Note that if you want to use the Email Address for login, you need the WP Email Login plu­g­in too.

Step 2 — Add Log In Button to the Navigation

You can place a Log In but­ton in the Nav­i­ga­tion menu by going to Appear­ance → Menus → User Menu sec­tion in the left side­bar and add the Log In item.

Step 3  Add and Configure a Social Login Plugin

There are many solu­tions and plu­g­ins that pro­vide Social Login inte­gra­tion for your site. Even if many of them start with a free plan, there is usu­al­ly a user reg­is­tra­tions lim­it. Once the lim­it is crossed a month­ly fee applies.

Besides those, there is the WooCom­merce Social Login pre­mi­um plu­g­in which offers the same func­tion­al­i­ty (and even bet­ter inte­gra­tion with WooCom­merce) with the dif­fer­ence that its price is a one-time fee.

So, we have cho­sen and test­ed three of the most famous and trust­ed plu­g­ins:

Plu­g­in Price No. of Reg­is­tra­tions
WooCom­merce Social Login $79 Unlim­it­ed + Inte­gra­tion with WooCom­merce
OA Social Login Free Up to 2500 users/year then From $8/month
Word­Press Social Login Free Unlim­it­ed

If you ask us — we would go with the WooCom­merce Social Login (used on the demo too) as we’re pro­vid­ing some basic cus­tom styling for it, but feel free to explore any of the free solu­tions also.

For in-depth doc­u­men­ta­tion check out the offi­cial WooThemes Social Login Doc­u­men­ta­tion. Basi­cal­ly, you only need to set­up the provider list and we will auto­mat­i­cal­ly add it in the Log In modal.

Addi­tion­al Read­ing:

This article applies to Listable, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 30, 2017

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