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- This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 8 years, 2 months ago by Chris Barnes.
12/15/2015 at 5:15 pm #35821512/16/2015 at 9:33 am #358259Steven ZahmKeymaster
re: In the other user’s question, it was suggested to use the Link Extension. This looks like it will do what I am looking for. Is this the right thing?
Yes, using Link this will allow you to allow your registered WP users to make edits to their entry in Connections.
As for requiring a login to view the director, you need to enable this option. This doc page I just started working on Monday and is not finished and not generally available. I hope to have it more complete and publicly released by the end of the day. It’ll cover all the settings found on the Connections : Settings admin page.
re: question: is the database of userid/password the same as wordpress itself, or does Connections keep it’s own set of user credentials?
Connections does not use it own user credentials. This is something that I can confidently say will never change as the WordPress user authentication is robust and secure. Put simply, only checks for if the current user is logged in to WordPress
re: how does a user request registration to get credentials?
The WordPress registration page.
re: I am wanting the creditials to be used for the entire “section” of the website (ie. the “Member’s only” menu choice). How can the logon page be setup for the entire directory structure?
There are many ways to do this, but the simplest is to simply set the WordPress page to Private. That option is the Visibility setting above the Publish/Update button when you add/edit WordPress pages.
re: would this be easier with one of the pre-done templates?
No. Template will have nothing to do with this. Templates for the most part, simply change the way the directory appears… mush like themes mostly simply change the appearance of WordPress pages/posts.
Hope that helps!12/16/2015 at 12:57 pm #358283Chris BarnesGuest
Yes – these answers were complete and valuable. Thanks!
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