leaving comments only for logged in users (4 posts)

  1. crowd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would like to make the user register/login before he can leave a comment. Not just fill in a random name and email like it's in the basic version, but a real registration page for new users with the "remember me" option.
    I need a register/login box to be somewhere in the header or the sidebar.
    I would also like to have an option for banning bad guys.
    Could anyone show me the right plugin or any other way to do it?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A lot of this is built in...

    settings -> discussion = Users must be registered and logged in to comment

    this setting checked would mean someone has to fully register to your site before they can comment

    WP has a meta widget built in you can add to your sidebar which adds registartion and login links, from appearance -> widgets

    as for banning
    Is one option, there are a variety of plugins depending on your exact needs

  3. crowd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Voodoo.
    settings -> discussion = Users must be registered and logged in - works strange. It only has the name and password fields for old users, but no option for new users registration.
    Besides, it lets the user get into my admin panel, and i dont want it!

  4. To stop users from seeing the admin panel: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-dashboard/

    And an inline login form for your sidebar: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sidebar-login/

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