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Front end user registration, login, profile, posting (16 posts)

  1. RabidGinFairy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey all, I'm building a review site (along the lines of epinions.com). I'm using the MyReviewPlugin with Smileth theme.

    I've hit a road block when it comes to user registration. I would like to have new users register before being able to make posts (in the form of reviews) but do not want them to have access to the WordPress Dashboard.

    This sums it up: "For WordPress users, the post and page-writing functionalities are hidden away in the back-end admin panel of WordPress. Not only that, but users are required to have a registered account before being able to access these functions. Add on the fact that logging into the admin panel exposes the user to a different interface and visual environment, and you’ve got yourself a bad user experience and little incentive for the user to want to submit content.
    So how do you create a site that offers a usable front-end form that will allow users to publish content immediately onto your site while still taking advantage of the powerful publishing engine of WordPress?"

    I got that from http://creativebriefing.com/how-to-use-wordpress-to-build-a-website-with-user-generated-content/

    So thats a fairly good tutorial to go from but I wondered if anyone has any other ideas, are there plugins which make this easy? This is my first website so I'm a complete newbie! Any advice would be great, thanks for your time :)

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    use this - after registering, you can redirect them to any page on your site
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-my-login/

  3. sharecommons
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can also use the "Sidebar Login" plugin. I have it installed on my blog and it works like a charm :)
    Link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sidebar-login/

  4. RabidGinFairy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks guys, with the Sidebar Login, when I tried to upload it I got this message: Incompatible Archive. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature
    Any ideas?

    Samuel will have a look at theme my login soon :)

    Thanks for the tips :)

  5. sharecommons
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The error you received seems to be associated with the zipped plugin. May be when you downloaded the "sidebar login" plugin, it got corrupted. Not sure what caused the problem but it is working absolutely fantastic on my site sharecommons.com
    Would suggest you to download it from WordPress Plugins directory and then try uploading to your server again.

  6. abdul_ibad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using Front-end Registration, Login, and Profile on my site
    http://localorganicfoodstore.com

  7. RabidGinFairy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Fantastic site Abdul, how did you do that? Are Front-end Registration, Login, and Profile plugins? Thanks heaps :)

  8. abdul_ibad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using Simplr Registration form for registration, Sidebar login form with Login with Ajax.

    I have develop Frontend Edit profile for user Profile (only available for registered user) hope will release it soon.

  9. abdul_ibad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Maybe someone will interest with Frontend Edit Profile plugin,
    Can download it on my site
    http://dulabs.com/frontend-edit-profile-for-wordpress/

  10. RogueHand
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @RabidGinFairy What solution did you finally settle upon?
    @abdul_ibad Great stuff! I downloaded your plugin and am testing it out now.

  11. RabidGinFairy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Rogue, I'm still struggling a bit and havent given it much time. I tried the side login bar which works well but Im not sure how to change settings for users that are logged in eg. only logged in members can post (but anyone can comment)!?

  12. ahikmahin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just leaving a note that - Brand new plugin named "WordPress user Front end" released here

    http://www.melbweb.com/our-new-wordpress-plugin-wp-user-frontend

    Thanks....

  13. koolsol
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    user can login register and update profile at front end by using this plugin

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/profile-builder/

    hope this will help

  14. Mohit Aneja - CSSJockey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This plug-in has a lot of features, login, register, edit profile, reset password, customize fields and emails etc.

    Check it out: http://www.netchillies.com/frontend-membership/

  15. DavidM
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Lots of good options to choose from here thus far. I'm surprised no one mentioned Gravity Forms which while a premium plugin, is quite perfect for the task.

    The developer version includes add-ons such as the user registration add-on, while any of the versions should easily cover the front-end posting feature.

    For a free plugin to handle front-end posting, TDO Mini-forms is plain awesome.

  16. RabidGinFairy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks everyone, will be sure to try them all! Keep the tips coming :)

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