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06/03/2017 at 10:40 pm #424874Paul KirtleyParticipant
I create a password-protected page, and save it. When I view the page, the blank field to enter the password appears. I enter the password, and I am taken to the page.
I flush the cache, and then enter the [connections] tag. Save it.
This time, when I open the page I bypass the login function and am taken directly to the directory.
I really need help understanding what I need to do to fix this problem. Thanks!06/05/2017 at 10:24 am #425107Steven ZahmKeymaster
re: I create a password-protected page
That password protected page is a WP feature, not Connections. After you input the password a cookie is saved on your computer which WP reads and knows you’ve already logged in which is why you do not need to enter the password again. I think the cookie does not expire for 24 hours which mean you would not need to login until after a full day has passed.
Connections has its own require login setting which you can enable. This will require that the visitor to have a WP user account to login to view the directory unlike the WP password protected page which only requires the user know the password.
Hope this helps!06/05/2017 at 2:02 pm #425155Paul KirtleyParticipant
Steven, thanks for your response!
What I’m doing is an online directory for the membership of a church. I can’t guarantee everyone will have a WP user account.
Also, is there a way (a plugin perhaps) everyone can have their own password rather than one password for everyone?
Thanks06/05/2017 at 3:16 pm #425181Steven ZahmKeymaster
re: I can’t guarantee everyone will have a WP user account. … is there a way (a plugin perhaps) everyone can have their own password rather than one password for everyone?
Everyone having their own password is exactly what the WP user accounts are for. What we did for my church is we imported every one and then gave everyone their username and password. At that point the user can choose via the WP user profile to change their user password or simple continue to use the one they were supplied.
Hope this helps, let me know.
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