As social networks have become part of our life, most of us have our social accounts in all major social networks. People consider their time precious and prefer to use their social accounts for login purpose rather than to register for a new account and password. Millions of websites now facilitate the users by social login feature, considering the fact that the traditional approach of registration and password system is no longer scalable.
The major pluses of social login are:
- Speedy signup: Users no need to type anything, they will just allow the system to access their existing social account credentials.
- Photo integration: The profile picture which is been assigned in the social network will be automatically imported to the new account.
- Email id: Major social networks allows to pull the contact details of the user (such as email id), which will help the site owner to get in touch with the account holder.
- Spam relief: Social networks will authenticate the user and allows only existing users to login socially, so the site owners can have a control over the spammers.
How to integrate social login in Magento
Social login is a ready-made Magento extension with unique aspects which supports Facebook, Twitter, Google plus and Yahoo login options. Using this extension user can either use their social accounts to login or the default Magento login, anyway an account will be created and the login credentials will be sent to their email once they use the social login feature.
Steps for integration:
Step1: Goto http://www.apptha.com/magento/social-login
Step2: Download the extension. (Compatible with Magento 1.5, 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2 and 126.96.36.199)
Step3: Login to admin panel.
Step4: Go to System >> Magento Connect >> Magento Connect Manager.
Step5: Under the tab “Direct package file upload” click Choose file and Upload the package “AppthaSocialLogin-0.1.0.tgz”.
Step6: Click the refresh button after installing the package.
Step7: The installed module will be displayed in Manage Existing tab.
Step7: Now you have done the installation successfully.
You can just configure few simple settings and start using the Social Login module.