Create a Login App On Google for WordPress

WordPress Google Login

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Webtonative

5 February, 2024

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To Create a Login App On Google go to

(https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/credentials)

  1. Follow the following steps to Create an OAuth client ID
  • Click On Credentials
  • Click on Create Credentials
  • Click On OAuth Client ID

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  1. File the form
  • Select Web Application as the Application type
  • Enter your website/company name in the Name field

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  1. Whitelist Following domain and Uris
  • Suppose https://my-wordpress-domain.com is the domain of your WordPress hosting
  • Add https://my-wordpress-domain.com in Authorised Javascript Origin
  • Add https://my-wordpress-domain.com/wp-json/webtonative/social-login/verify/google, In Authorised Redirect URIS
  • click on create.

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  1. On the Next screen, you will find your newly created client ID and client secret to use for Integrating Google login on the website.

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  1. Copy the client id, and client secret and paste them into the plugin section.

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  1. The Social Login button will be visible on the login page of your website above the Remember Me button.

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  1. if you want to show a social login button on any custom theme page, use Shortcode [webtonative_social_login] to display the social login button on that page.

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  1. By default WordPress will logout the user once the tab is closed. If you want to retain the user logged-in status even after the tab is closed on the webtonative social login configuration page enable remember me checkbox.

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  1. By default on successful login user will be redirected to the root path of the page i.e. https://your-custom-domain.com/ if you want to modify the redirect domain update the redirect URI in webtonative social login configuration

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Integrating Google Login to Your WordPress Website:

Q. Why should I integrate Google login into my WordPress website?

  • Integrating Google login offers several benefits, including improved user experience, increased registration rates, reduced friction during the login process, and enhanced security through Google's authentication protocols.

Q. Is it necessary to create OAuth client ID for integrating Google login?

  • Yes, creating an OAuth client ID is necessary as it allows your WordPress website to securely communicate with Google's authentication servers and authenticate users.

Q. Can I customize where the social login button appears on my WordPress website?

  • Yes, you can customize the placement of the social login button. By default, it appears above the "Remember Me" button on the WordPress login page, but you can use shortcodes to display it on custom theme pages.

Q. What happens if a user closes the tab after logging in using Google login?

  • By default, WordPress logs out the user when the tab is closed. However, you can enable the "Remember Me" feature in the social login configuration to retain the user's logged-in status even after the tab is closed.

Q. Can I redirect users to a specific page after successful login using Google login?

  • Yes, you can modify the redirect domain in the social login configuration to specify where users are redirected after successful login. By default, users are redirected to the root path of the page.

Q. Are there any security considerations when integrating Google login into WordPress?

  • It's essential to ensure that your website is using HTTPS to encrypt data transmission and to protect user privacy. Additionally, always keep your WordPress plugins and themes updated to mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Q. Can I integrate other social login options besides Google login?

  • Yes, many WordPress plugins offer options to integrate various social login providers, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. You can choose the ones that best suit your website's needs.

Q. How can I troubleshoot issues with integrating Google login into my WordPress website?

  • If you encounter any issues during the integration process, double-check that you've followed all the steps correctly. You can also refer to the plugin documentation or seek assistance from the plugin's support forum or community.

Q. Is there a limit to the number of users who can log in using Google login on my WordPress website?

  • There's typically no limit to the number of users who can log in using Google login. However, ensure that your website hosting plan can handle the increased traffic and user authentication requests effectively.

Q. Can I track user logins and activities after integrating Google login into my WordPress website?

  • Yes, many WordPress plugins offer features for tracking user logins and activities, including the source of login (e.g., Google login), login timestamps, and user interactions on the website.

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