Easy to install; just drag the widget into your widgetized sidebar
Smooth login process making use of AJAX to prevent page load (until successful login)
Widget options for logged in and logged out links, plus other customisation options
Plenty of actions and filters for developers to hook into
Sidebar login is self explanatory; it allows users to login to WordPress from the sidebar of your blog. The plugin adds a widget you can add to your sidebar which should work in any theme.
When a user logs in using the widget they will be redirected back to the page they were previously viewing; they won’t be sent to the backend. Once logged in they will see a list of links which you can define in the widget options.
To get started simply for to
Appearance > Widgets after installation and drag the widget into your theme sidebar.