How to Add Register, Login/Logout Links to WordPress Menu - ProfilePress

Adding Register, Login, Logout Links to WordPress Menu

We are often asked by our customers and blog readers how they can add a login/logout and register or sign up links to their WordPress navigation menu.

By login/logout, I mean a login link is displayed when the user isn’t logged in otherwise a logout link is displayed.

Using ProfilePress Plugin

Firstly, ensure you have the ProfilePress plugin installed and activated.

Navigate to Appearance >> Menu.

You will see a ProfilePress Links metabox on the left-hand side. Expand and add the links you want to include to your WordPress powered website menu.

You can also add the login, logout, lost password, edit profile and my profile links via the Customizer.

Navigation Menu Link ProfilePress Extension for WordPress

Note: the login and sign up page links are hidden when a user is logged in. Also, the logout, my profile and edit profile links are only shown to logged-in users while in login/logout, the logout link is shown to logged-in users and login to users who aren’t logged in.

Using a Code Snippet

The code snippet below when added to your theme’s functions.php file or a site specific plugin will add a singup and login/logout links to your WordPress menu.

function add_login_logout_register_menu( $items, $args ) {
	if ( $args->theme_location != 'primary' ) {
		return $items;

	if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
		$items .= '<li><a href="'. wp_logout_url() .'">Log Out</a></li>';
	} else {
		$items .= '<li><a href="'. wp_login_url() .'">Log In</a></li>';
		$items .= '<li><a href="'. wp_registration_url() .'">Sign Up</a></li>';

	return $items;

add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'add_login_logout_register_menu', 199, 2 );


If you are using a ProfilePress front-end login, registration and password reset page as your default, the menu URLs will automatically point to them.