Log in button gadget

Using this gadget, you can provide a log in button that links to a log in form – the Authorization required system page – that members can use to log into your site.

Logging in is necessary to:

  • perform administration functions
  • access member only pages
  • perform member self-service functions.

Once a member is logged in, the button is replaced by links that allow the member to log out, reset their password, and view their member profile.

To display a log in form rather than a log in button, you can insert a log in form gadget.

Since logging in is such an important function, you should include a log in button or log in form gadget on most of your Wild Apricot pages. So that you don't have to add a log in gadget to every page individually, you might consider adding a log in gadget to one or more page templates, so that pages based on the templates automatically display the button. For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

Log in gadgets appear differently in the page preview depending on whether the user is logged in. As part of the log in button gadget settings, you can choose which state to display.

For instructions on customizing the Authorization required system page, see System pages.

Log in button gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control its appearance and content. For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for log in button gadgets:

Preview state
Choose whether you want the page preview to display the log in form as if the user is logged in or not logged in.

The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

(Casefile and Kaleidoscope themes only) The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored.

(Building Blocks, Casefile, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Kaleidoscope, Showcase, Terra, Tinted Tiles, Treehouse, and White Space themes)
Controls the horizontal alignment of the gadget. You can choose from left, centered, and right alignment.

Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Gadget settings.

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