Like we can edit wp-login.php in root folder of Wordpress to customize/change its login page, I would like to know the file name and its location where the HTML form of login page is written in Joomla.

I want to add an OnClick function to the username field.

<input name="login" onlick=(test_function)>
  • The login module or login view in com_users? Which one are you referring to?
    – Lodder
    Nov 17, 2015 at 20:30
  • login module. i want to change something in html output in login password filedset. Nov 17, 2015 at 21:09

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To put it quite simply then (based on your comment), the file you're looking for is:


I would suggest however, you perform a Template Override to edit this file, rather than editing the core. It will prevent your changes being overridden in a Joomla update.

Hope this helps

  • i edited that with the changes i want. and then i opened my login URL - exmpale.com/index.php?option=com_users&view=login i never found those changes happened there. any chance there might be some other file, i need to edit ? Nov 18, 2015 at 1:46
  • Ah right' so you.wish to edit the component view, not the module. You will need to go to components/com_users/views/login/tmpl
    – Lodder
    Nov 18, 2015 at 1:49
  • Remember the template override though.
    – Lodder
    Nov 18, 2015 at 1:52
  • stackoverflow.com/questions/11512128/… i have the same question. i want to edit the HTML content of the login form. can you help me correct answer ? Nov 18, 2015 at 19:55

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