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- This topic has 8 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 4 years, 2 months ago by Misty Kearns.
10/29/2015 at 10:27 pm #35251711/02/2015 at 9:35 am #353036
Since you have Form and Link, this can be done in the frontend. Go to the Connections : Settings admin page and click the Display tab. Scroll down to the Results List section and enable the “When this option is enabled a “View My Directory Entry” or “Add My Directory Entry” link will be displayed.” and disable the “When this option is enabled a “Submit New Entry” link will be displayed. When a user clicks this link they will be taken to a page where they can submit their entry to the directory.”
Now scroll a little further to the Entry Actions section and enable the “When this option is enabled a “Edit Entry” link will be displayed. When a user clicks this link they will be taken to a page where they can edit entry.”
That’ll do it. Hope that helps!11/02/2015 at 7:54 pm #353136Misty KearnsGuest
Thank you that seems to have worked. I guess I just wasn’t checking & unchecking all the right boxes. I appreciate your help!!11/03/2015 at 9:06 am #353194
Great to hear!
If you have a moment, I would truly appreciate a review as they really do make a difference. Many thanks in advance!11/10/2015 at 11:47 pm #354437Misty KearnsGuest
Hi there so this doesn’t totally solve my problem. I need for only those who have already submitted an entry to be able to see the Edit My Entry. I do not need for all signed in users to be able to see the Add My Entry. I only allow 1 membership group to be able to add info to the Member Directory.
Basically I just don’t need the Add my entry showing anywhere but I do need the Edit Entry link showing for those who have already submitted their directory listing. Is this possible?
Thank you!11/12/2015 at 8:56 am #354710
The add entry link will only be shown to the user roles which have the add/edit or the add/edit moderator capabilities on the Connections : Roles admin page.
I am assuming since you have different member groups, you set them up as different roles, right? If you did, then all you need to do is table away the add/edit entry capabilities on the roles for which you do not want the links to show.
If these groups have not been assigned different roles, then doing what you want is not possible. So the only option would be to assign the groups to separate roles to you can set their capabilities separately.
Hope that helps.11/12/2015 at 11:29 am #354728Misty KearnsGuest
Thanks for your reply. No they are all subscribers. I’m using Memberpress for my membersite. I guess I could probably figure out how to add another user type to WP that functions the same as the subscribers but this is really just too complicated. I am already using 4 of your plugins to try to make this work. All I wanted was a way for my paid members to be able to share their business/contact info with each other by adding it themselves and being able to edit their own entry. Seems like it shouldn’t be so complicated & I shouldn’t have had to spend weeks & buy and have multiple plugins hogging up my site trying to get this set up correctly… Thanks again for your help. This could be a great plugin but just needs to be simpler to use and set up.11/12/2015 at 2:37 pm #354749
re: I’m using Memberpress for my membersite.
Well, that is very odd… many of the membership plugins I’ve run into use roles to define their levels. Guess they do it different. There’s nothing wrong with different as long as it works well. Just unfortunately since they do not use roles it is more complex than it needs to be.
re: I am already using 4 of your plugins to try to make this work. All I wanted was a way for my paid members to be able to share their business/contact info with each other by adding it themselves and being able to edit their own entry.
Which Connections and Link does and is all that is required. You wanted Form so that could be done on the frontend (I’m assuming).
re: Seems like it shouldn’t be so complicated
It is not really. You do have a little more of a complex setup / set of requirements so that does make it a little more complicated than installing Connections/Link and adding a check to a couple checkboxes (explained here and in the installation instructions) … which is all that most others need.
re: I shouldn’t have had to spend weeks & buy and have multiple plugins hogging up my site trying to get this set up correctly…
Actually to counterpoint… bundling all these features into a single plugin which most people do not need or even want while adding unnecessary complexity to the core would be far worse. This way only those that need those features get them. Take Memberpress as an example… they have many add ons (not even counting those from third parties) that can be installed separately from the core plugin. Same thing, they just have a different pricing structure.
The extensions do not hog up the site… they are very feature focused and add very little overhead whatsoever to the site. If these features were part of the core plugin, the same amount of resources would be used. This is a very old myth that the number of plugins slow down WP. It is actually only the quality of the plugin that matter. A single poor plugin can bring a site to its use far more resources than many quality plugins.
Hope I explained things clearly and concisely as to not cause any confusion. Please do not take any offence as none is attended at all. I assure you none is intended, I only wish to comment on a few of the critical points you raised. I’m still here to assist you if you need any further assistance.11/12/2015 at 3:18 pm #354757Misty KearnsGuest
Thanks for your reply. I take no offense to your comments but do want to let you know that I am not new to WP. I was looking for an all in 1 solution that didn’t require a lot of work and set up and feel frustrated to have spent all this time and still not have it looking or working how I want. I have the main connections plugin, cmap, link and form.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the forums reading and searching to figure all this out. The basic set up instructions for each plugin/extension are fine but it’s figuring out all the smaller details and getting all the pieces set up to work together that’s been frustrating. Maybe I just missed some awesome master tutorial somewhere for the whole thing???
All of my users are subscribers as far as their WP role. I don’t have different levels of memberships. I have 2 products & 1 membership I sell. I didn’t realize I should (or even could) set each one up under a different user role/type and it hasn’t been an issue except for setting up this plugin how I want it.
Thanks again for your help. I will have to look into changing the 1 product purchaser group’s user role/type over I guess and decide from there if I want to keep trying to figure out how to get this plugin set up how I want it.
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