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Front-End Only Users

A customizable plugin for membership sites. Use shortcodes for registration, login, payment, etc. and only allows access to the front-end of your site

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Front-End Only Users allows admins to restrict access to portions of their websites. Visitors can sign up as users on the front-end of any page of your website using shortcodes, and signing up can either require a one-time paid membership, recurring monthly or annual membership payments or can be free. The users are separate from the standard WordPress users, so they have no access to the back-end of your site.

Front-end users is completely customizable using CSS and is easily personalized. The shortcodes can be used to insert registration, login, profile editing and many more forms on any page of your website and to restrict content. Create different fields for members to fill out and customize content based on their profiles. Use shortcodes to display user profiles or allow visitors to search current users (See our demo site). Customize forms with CSS to suit your needs using the Admin panel.

Includes paid membership and user level features to restrict different portions of your site to different user groups (those you have signed up, those who have paid, etc.) - makes it easy monetize your content and segment your users! Type any shortcode name and help (ex:[login help) in any WordPress page to get a complete list of the shortcode's attributes.

Ideal for paid content, membership, dating sites and more!

Key Features

  • Customizable membership fields
  • Pure CSS-styled forms
  • Supports all input types for user fields
  • Include different membership levels and restrict content accordingly
  • Option to send sign-up emails and to require admin approval of users
  • User input-based redirects
  • Send user groups to different pages after login
  • Personalize the experience of your site with the [user-data] shortcode
  • UTF-8 support
  • Front end features: registration, login, edit user profile, account management, user listings or searches, user profiles and more!
  • Back end features: add new fields, add new users, create and assign user levels, email settings and options

Premium Features

The premium version includes lots of useful features such as:

  • PayPal integration: Ability to charge users a one-time, annual, or monthly membership fee through PayPal
  • Ability to integrate WordPress users, so that WP users can create profiles, access restricted content, be given an FEUP level, etc.
  • User Levels: Ability to create different user levels and to specify a default user level for users to be set to when they register (created on the “Levels” tab). Different level groups can have access to different content.
  • Access to the one-click installer, which lets you create all of the pages neccessary for a membership site with one click
  • WooCommerce integration: Autofill WooCommerce fields for logged-in users
  • Email confirmation: Require users to confirm their e-mail address before they can log in.
  • Ability to restrict pages: Gives you the option of restricting pages to groups of users in the sidebar of the page editor.
  • Admin Approval of Users: Require users to be approved by an administrator in the WordPress back-end before they can log in.
  • Statistics: This feature allows you to gather information about users and how they are using your site, as well as to see what pages each user has visited.

For a complete list of the plugin shortcodes please go to our FAQs page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/front-end-only-users/faq/

Additional Languages

  • Brazilian Portugese (thanks to Humberto W.)
  • German (Thanks to Mikkael G.)
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Mexican, thanks to Jorge N.)

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/front-end-only-users/faq/

Head over to the "Support" forum to report issues or make suggestions: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/front-end-only-users

For more FEUP videos check out FAQ page!

Requires: 3.5.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.2
Last Updated: 9 hours ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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