Once in a while you run into a WordPress plugin that just blows you away. I think Login with Ajax is one of those.
On the surface it works as a widget that shows a user/password login field on your sidebar area. It will also show a user’s gravatar photo if they’re already logged in along with logout button.
The interesting stuff is the extended functionality with membership-like login role redirection rules, in other words depending on the user’s role it can redirect them to specific pages.
The plugin also supports re-writing the standard welcome email that’s sent to newly registered users. The developers, netweblogic, should get some thanks from the WordPress community for this excellent plugin.
Get it: Login with Ajax