need advice for proper plugins (4 posts)

  1. binooetomo
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Dear All,

    I'm very new to wordpress.
    I Want to learn wordpress, since I need it to build my Automotive Club web site.

    I Did a search, but I think I failed to put a good keyword.

    Here is the 3 basic feauture need for the website:
    1. Multi Authors/Contributors
    2. Forum
    3. Club Membership
    And 1 additional feature : Social Media Login.

    Kindly please give me your advice which plugins will share single user database.


  2. Brandon Dennis
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Multi Authors/Contributors is already a feature of WordPress. You just need to let your visitors register for an account by creating a link anywhere on your site (preferably the header or sidebar) with one of the following two structures:

    - http://www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php?action=register
    - http://www.yoursite.com/wp-register.php

    Use the User Role Editor to make changes to what each type of contributor can do.

    2. Use Mingle Forum or BBpress. Both come with shortcodes you can insert into any page you want. Just make a page called "Forums" and put the shortcode in it.

    Mingle Forum: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mingle-forum/
    BBpress: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

    3. Use s2Member Framework. You can actually use this for normal user roles too instead of User Role Editor.

    4. Use Social Login and Social Sharing by JanRain.

    As a general word of advice, I found all of these plugins just by searching for general keywords about the stuff you wanted.

    You can use Google or the Plugins search form, which can be found at the top of this site as well as on your administrator bar (Plugins --> Add New).

    Please make an attempt to find your own plugins before posting next time. I don't mind helping those who have a hard time finding stuff, but it would've taken you about 5 minutes to find all of those on your own.

  3. binooetomo
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Dear Brandon.
    Thankyou for your help.

    Yes I did search, and read all your suggestion.... all before I post the question.

    The thing that I couldn't find is how to make all the plugins to share single user database.

    i.e : How to set Mingle (or BBPress) to use s2Member user database.


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

    The user bases are already shared.

    These are all WordPress plugins. WordPress handles the basic user function. So your members are members within your WordPress install - additional plugins just enhance the functionality

    And looking at the s2member description

    s2Member is compatible with Multisite Networking too, and even with BuddyPress and bbPress.

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