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  • I have setup a website where I am using wordpress to generate the content. I am also working with the latest wordpress version. The problem I am having is that I am “Hiding” content so people need to register before they can view it but the problem I am having is that when someone registers they can view the content straight away.

    Is there any way to stop people from being registered until an admin users approve that persons registration? …. I’d rather not have people register on the website without being approved first of all.

    I would appreciate any answers and I wish to thank anyone and everyone that can provide an answer, it would help me a great deal.

    Thank you for your time,

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  • There might be other plugins that help with this but how about this:

    Use the WP-Contact Form Plugin, to allow people to ‘ask’ to register, then you do the actual registration.

    You would have to uncheck the Anyone Can Register option.

    In some way it defeats the point of people registering but its a good idea, thanks for your reply Michael 🙂 … it would still be nice to allow people to self-register and an admin approves the account before they can do anything, obviously the person registering would receive an email telling them this and then they would receive a second notice when their account is active.

    Is there a plugin that does this or a hard-coded hack?

    I am also really interested in this. I have a family blog, and I’d like people to be able to register themselves, if they know me and my family. But in case I don’t know them, I’d like to approve this self-registration first.

    I haven’t found a plugin to do this, and I am exploring writing one, but have never done it before (and I’m only a wee beginner with php).

    In case there’s an enterprising plugin writer just looking for a challenge, here’s what I’d spec out if I were doing this:

    Using the ac_authentication.php plugin, I already can prevent people who are not logged in from seeing content. Instead, they get bumped to the wp-login page.

    I’d like them to be able to register from the login page, but I’d like that registration process to make their membership provisional on my approval.

    Whatdo you out there think? Easy plugin to write? Would you? 🙂

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