wp_login_url( string $redirect = , bool $force_reauth = false ): string

Retrieves the login URL.


Path to redirect to on log in.


Whether to force reauthorization, even if a cookie is present.



string The login URL. Not HTML-encoded.

More Information

$redirect argument must be absolute, such as http://example.com/mypage/. For best results, use site_url( ‘/mypage/ ‘ ).


function wp_login_url( $redirect = '', $force_reauth = false ) {
	$login_url = site_url( 'wp-login.php', 'login' );

	if ( ! empty( $redirect ) ) {
		$login_url = add_query_arg( 'redirect_to', urlencode( $redirect ), $login_url );

	if ( $force_reauth ) {
		$login_url = add_query_arg( 'reauth', '1', $login_url );

	 * Filters the login URL.
	 * @since 2.8.0
	 * @since 4.2.0 The `$force_reauth` parameter was added.
	 * @param string $login_url    The login URL. Not HTML-encoded.
	 * @param string $redirect     The path to redirect to on login, if supplied.
	 * @param bool   $force_reauth Whether to force reauthorization, even if a cookie is present.
	return apply_filters( 'login_url', $login_url, $redirect, $force_reauth );


apply_filters( ‘login_url’, string $login_url, string $redirect, bool $force_reauth )

Filters the login URL.



User Contributed Notes

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    Anonymous User

    For the redirect example to the current URL via get_permalink() above, note that if the request is a 404, get_permalink() will return false, so you may want to grab the actual URL instead.

    A scenario where it could be useful to still redirect to your current URL even if it was a 404, would be if the current URL was a private post, and your user was not yet logged-in – hence ended up on a 404.

    In that case, if you show them a login link, they should be redirected back to the current URL (i.e. the private post), so that they finally can access it.

    <?php $current_url = home_url( add_query_arg( [], $GLOBALS['wp']->request ) ); ?>
    <a href="<?php echo esc_url( wp_login_url( $current_url )  ); ?>"><?php _e( 'Log in' ) ?></a>

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