I spent more than a week looking through all the popular login customization plugins – reading articles to see what others were suggesting, trying wordpress repository suggestions, installing plugins, uninstalling plugins, trying the next one – none of them did what I wanted. I was literally exploring how hard it would be to code my own login page when I found Loginstyle. Loginstyle is exactly the plugin I was looking for. It gives me all the customization options I need without having to learn to code a page from scratch. And even though I bought it for all the other options, the "blur background" feature alone is worth the price. I was able to use a much smaller image as my background and let the blur hide any artifacting or color banding when it's expanded. That alone let cut the size of my login page and load time by 60%. I love it. This is the custom login plugin you've been looking for. Buy it before the developer realizes he's not charging enough.