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01/15/2018 at 10:13 pm #44734701/16/2018 at 11:34 am #447414
The Form extension does not create users. What you need to do is setup a process in which a user registers with the site. You can opt to use the WP built in user registration process or another plugin which handles user registration. These type of plugins really are just using the builtin WP registration process too though they may add features such as using a custom page.
I think where you are getting confused is that Form can be used independently from Link to allow anonymous submission into the directory.
What you need to do is remove the the “Submit New Entry” action link and enable the “View My Directory Entry” option. If a user does not yet have an entry in the directory, they will instead see an “Add My Directory Entry” link.
Hope this helps, let me know.01/16/2018 at 1:02 pm #447452JennaGuest
So we also have Link and Login extensions…..I just didnt think Register on the login form was really obvious for people that needed to register…..but you are saying that they have to do that first and then submit their entry? I guess the issue I am having with that is that the client doesn’t see their entry to moderate on the back end….I feel like we are over complicating the number of steps as well.
So they have to register – then login – then they can do their entry….and at what point is their entry sent to the moderation queue?01/16/2018 at 1:28 pm #447458
Just two steps for a new user:
- Add directory entry.
Two steps for an existing user:
- Add/edit directory entry.
This assumes you are using the core WordPress registration process which logs the user in as part of registration. If you opt to use a plugin to handle registration those plugins can add steps such as email verification and admin moderation. So, the number of steps is really depends on what you decide to do to handle user registration.
You do have me a little confused… you initially said “it was working so that if someone signed up and then logged in their account was created in the wordpress users list“. If you had user registration setup and working, why did you remove it? Then you said, “I just didnt think Register on the login form was really obvious for people that needed to register“. If a person does not register first … how would they login? The user would need an account to log in to which can only happen if the user had registered first. Lets put this in a different perspective… You can not log in to Facebook without first registering. After you register, you setup your profile.
In regards to directory entry moderation, this is entirely dependent on the user role capability settings.
Not sure if this helps, but I hope it does. For some reason I have this feeling we’re not on the same page concerning the issue that you’re experiencing.01/16/2018 at 2:22 pm #447512JennaGuest
I changed it because the entry wasn’t coming up in the moderation queue and i thought using form was the solution….the client was having to go into the user list on the dashboard to see if there were any new users – it just wasn’t an intuitive process.
I understand the concept of registration – I just thought that form was streamlining that into one fluid process until I realized there was no place for them to put a password…01/16/2018 at 4:20 pm #447527JennaGuest
Ok so I put the register button back but this is where I am missing something — so I registered. Then I confirmed my registration and logged in to create the password (all via the wordpress registration process)….but then I want them to be redirected to the front end form page so that they can intuitively add their directory entry…..possible?01/16/2018 at 5:46 pm #447530
RE: but then I want them to be redirected to the front end form page so that they can intuitively add their directory entry…..possible?
Yes, there are registration plugins which support redirection after registration. Personally, on this site I use the Peter’s Login Redirect plugin. There is an option to redirect post-registration towards the bottom of its settings page. The plugin author also provides a couple code snippets with downloadable plugins you could use for first time user logins. I’d probably use the user meta version if I needed such functionality.
There are many user registration plugins and redirection plugins that provide a lot of extra functionality beyond what WP provides and most already have their process flow for user registrations worked out which is why this is not built in as options in Connections.01/17/2018 at 12:31 am #447531JennaGuestThis reply has been marked as private.01/17/2018 at 9:11 am #447569
If you are seeing these two options when logged in:
- View My Directory Entry
- Edit My Directory Entry
That indicates the user you logged in as already has a directory entry in which the user has been linked to. If the user had not been linked to an entry, you would see “Add My Directory Entry”.
If you log in as admin, your edits or new entries will not be moderated as you have permissions as admin to do those functions.
For testing, make sure you are logging as a user. Verify the role assigned to the user you are testing with. And then verify that the user role has the correct permissions set on the Connections : Roles admin page. To allow users to add and edit with moderation check the boxes for Add Entry Moderated and Edit Entry Moderated and then click the Update button.
Hope this helps!01/18/2018 at 2:55 pm #447932JennaGuestThis reply has been marked as private.
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