[resolved] Members login and redirect (6 posts)

  1. ianp63
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm a WP novice, and I'm lost. I need a little guidance please.

    I'm working on creating a static public website for my club, with a restricted members area which needs a different Nav menu. To do this, so far I've created a WP network with two sites. I'd like a simple login page on the public site which redirects members to the restricted site, but I don't necessarily need to give them access to the WP backend.

    I've spent ages searching the forum and trying various popular plug-ins with little success. I'm currently looking at 'Membership' plug-in as well as various log-in/ re-direct plugins which seems like they might do the job, but I'm not finding it particularly straightforward. I'd really like to know if I'm on the right path, or if I'm over-complicating it at this early stage.

    Long term I would like to have plugins for online subscriptions and a detailed membership profiles database, along with members having the ability to interact with the site, but for now just a simple login for restricted access to static pages/site would do.

    Basically I'd like to know:-

    1/ Is there a quick and easy solution to this short-term?

    2/ What is the best long-term solution?

    I'd really like to get this new site working, as my previous website hosting expires soon and I'd rather not transfer my old site to my new provider. Any help would be really appreciated.

  2. You don't need Multisite for this, as just a plain Membership plugin (like Members) will handle this.

    Quick and easy with Multisite is:

    1) Use http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-user-management/ top add all new users to your network as SUBSCRIBERS to your private site

    2) Install http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/members/ and make the site private.

    3) Include a in-line login page. http://wplift.com/how-to-create-a-custom-login-page-for-your-wordpress-theme

  3. ianp63
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu. I went for multisite (using a subfolder) because at the time it seemed similar to what I had done previously in my old Dreamweaver site, plus it looked like an easy way to get different Nav menus and have the option to use a different theme. I guess I've got a lot to learn!

    I've not gone too far down the multisite route so could easily go back to a single site if that makes it simpler. I'll take a look at your solutions first. Cheers.

  4. ianp63
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great, that works and was quite simple even for me!

    I also added 'Peter's Login Redirect' plugin to both sites independantly (i.e not network enabled) to send the user to the members area after logging in, and return them to the public site when they log out.

    One small problem there is that when an incorrect password entry occurs, the user is sent to the WordPress backend login page, rather than back to my login page. Not sure how to correct this, as there's no field to change in the plugin for that. Any idea?


  5. Possibly an htaccess check for 'what page sent me here?' but it's kludgy at best.

  6. ianp63
    Posted 4 years ago #

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