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Front-End Users

Description

Front-End Users is a WordPress plugin that prevents specified user roles from accessing the WordPress admin section (the pages in /wp-admin/), sets up a profile editing page on the front-end, and allows for customization of front-end user-specific pages. This allows you to hide all of the WordPress back-end from specified roles (e.g. Subscribers) and instead present to them a profile editing page (and, optionally, other user-specific pages) that have the same layout as the rest of the site. The front-end functionality is available to all roles, but you can choose which roles are able to access the WordPress admin section (by default, only Administrators have access to it).

Front-End Users also makes it easy to:

  • Display user-specific links that depend on the login state (e.g. “Sign in | Register”, “John | Sign out”, “John | Dashboard | Sign out”)
  • Change the URL of the profile editing page and other user-specific pages
  • Add other user-specific pages and display a menu of all of some of these pages
  • Determine whether the current user has access to the admin section

The documentation for the hooks is in example_hooks.php, and the documentation for the functions is in functions.php.

If the User Avatar plugin is also installed, the avatar-editing functionality it provides will be shown on the front-end user settings page.

If you’d like to grab development releases, see what new features are being added, or browse the source code please visit the GitHub repo.

Screenshots

  • The settings for Front-End Users.
  • The default profile settings page that's displayed on the front-end to users. This can easily be modified or re-styled if any changes are desired.
  • An example of how user-specific pages and a menu listing them can be added.

Installation

  1. Upload front-end-users to the wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Make sure that Pretty Permalinks are enabled and working

FAQ

Where should I go for support questions or to ask for a new feature?

Please feel free to either add a topic in the WordPress forum or contact me through GitHub for any questions about Front-End Users:

Contributors & Developers

“Front-End Users” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.1

  • Added a switch that allows custom profile fields added by plugins and themes to show up in the default public settings view
  • Added an exception to the admin URL rewrite to correct the admin profile form’s action