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[resolved] Group membership and redirect (6 posts)

  1. Ringworld is off-center
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If a visitor to my site clicks on a link, but does not have the appropriate group membership, I wish to redirect them to a "Benefits of Membership" type page. Or something to that effect. Currently it goes to a 404 error.

    Any ideas?

    I am using Groups, Groups WooCommerce, WooCommerce, Canvas, and WooSlider.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/groups/

  2. fuseful
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - A bit rubbish that you cannot direct a user somewhere instead of a 404 - Is anything being done about this ?

  3. olindacat
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am sitting here right now with the exact same problem. I want a link to a free product as a giveaway promotion to incent a sign-up/join but there is no way to direct the respondent to a group-based sign-up page or the (access-controlled) product, where a "Register to see this page" page should deploy. This is a good idea but execution seems humbug. I will NOT invest time and $ in this whole thing w/o author even replying to this.

  4. itthinx
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Knowledge is power. RFC2616 provides that:

    403 Forbidden -

    If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 404 (Not Found) can be used instead.

    404 Not Found

  5. jbcrash
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd also like an option where you can set up a page to redirect to instead of a 404 or 403

  6. itthinx
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    For anyone looking for a way to redirect, I've just released this plugin:

    http://www.itthinx.com/plugins/groups-404-redirect/

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