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01/20/2014 at 11:14 am #27753301/20/2014 at 1:22 pm #277558Steven ZahmKeymaster
In short, if I read this correctly, no this is not possible since Connections does not create user accounts.
What I recommend is user a user registration plugin that upon a successful registration redirects to their “Edit My Directory Entry” admin profile page. I know many users have such a setup, but I do not know what plugin they used to handle user registration … there are many freely available one out there.
For what you’re trying to accomplish, you would not need to use Form. Currently the primary purpose of Form is to take submissions to be listed in the directory from site visitors, not intended for site users, that is what Link is for. Hope that make sense. Now with that said, they next version of Form, when Link in installed and active, will allow a user to maintain their entry from the front end. I’m still not quite sure how I’m going to reconcile user maintaining their entry and allowing visitors submit listings but I’m certain as I play with this new feature I figure a way to make it work.
Hope that helps!01/20/2014 at 5:24 pm #277593Eric BobrowParticipant
Hi Steven –
Thanks for your prompt and thoughtful feedback.
I’d like people to be able to submit and maintain their entry from the front end, although doing it in the admin area would be acceptable. We need to create a new WP user for each member since (after I get this going) I want to require login in order to see the directory of members.
My site may potentially grow to have thousands of members in the free member directory. At this point, I’m not sure how this will all work. It has to be automated, so people can submit their information and get listed as a member (I don’t need to review their submission), and ideally be able to edit or add to their profile page.
I want to make it easy for site visitors, and a minimum of work for me.
I will try finding and setting up the system with a user registration plugin. If I set the Roles properly will this allow new users to create and edit their directory listing?
Another related question: is there a way for the biography or notes sections to allow images or media? It seems that the field editor only allows basic rich text formatting.
Eric01/23/2014 at 2:43 pm #277984Steven ZahmKeymaster
For what you want to do, you would need to use Link, but that would require the user to submit their details using “Edit My Directory Entry” admin profile page. Form will have an update so it integrates with Link to allow frontend editing later this year. So requiring the edits in the admin would be temporary.
You wouldn’t need to use a role editor for permissions, that is built into Connections. It on the Connections : Roles admin page. You would select Add Entry and Edit Entry under the roles your users would be registered with. With the capabilities set like this, you would not be required to moderate the submissions.
I hope that helps clear things up a little.
As for the rich text editor. You could change the code in Connections which limits the editing tools that are available. The image insertion is remove only because that allows access to the WordPress Image library.
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