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- This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 7 years, 11 months ago by Steven Zahm.
06/22/2015 at 2:08 pm #338113RyanGuest
I’m very interested in the Connections Business Directory plugin w/ the Login extension. I just have a couple questions I wanted to get some clarification on.
I know that I would need the Connections Business Directory Login extension in order to give users the ability to login in to the member directory. My question is, how are the user accounts created?
I saw in one support thread that in order to give users the ability to register an account I would have to use a plugin such as Register Plus Redux. So if I was just using the login extension, how are the passwords created? Would the admin have to manually create the user account and set the password? Can you set individual passwords for each user or is there one global password for all users?
With the Login extension, would users be able to change their own password?
Pretty much what I need is a password protected directory, where all members would have their own password, with the ability to change on their own. What combination or extensions or 3rd party plugins would you recommend using along side Connections Business Directory in order to achieve this?06/22/2015 at 3:29 pm #338120Steven ZahmKeymaster
Actually would not use Connections at all for user management. The Login extension was created primarily for those “needed” one for Connections. All it is a simple shortcode/widget that displays the standard WordPress login form. You could use any one of the dozens of available plugins that do the same thing.
So, for user registration you would use Register Plus Redux (or similar plugin [there are many options available]). With that the user will be able to create their own account with their own password that they could change at any time.
Since you need a private directory… go to the Connections : Settings admin page and enable the require to login view option under the General tab. Then under the Connections : Roles admin page define what capabilities the user role of the users can have. For example, the default standard WP user is a “Subscriber”, so on the Connections : Roles admin page you would need to give the “Subscriber” role at least the “View Public” capability.
That’s the minimum required.
One thing you did not say if if that user is to have their own entry in the directory and/or the ability to add/edit it. If you do, then you need at least the Link extension. If you prefer the user not make changes using the Connections admin profile page and want them to stay in the frontend, then you would need the Form extension too.
Hope that answers you question clearly!
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