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  • I am trying to create a situation that allows basic readability to all pages, posts, forums and wiki’s, but restricts participation/editing capabilities to forum and wiki to registered users.

    I would like registered users to be able to create some kind of profile.

    I am using Headway Theme, and WP Symposium for the forum and profile element, and WP Wiki by Instinct for the wiki. Also am using Role Scoper plugin.

    I would use Buddypress, but apparently it has some issues with Headway, and the Headway/BP add-on doesn’t sound like it works well.

    My issues with current set up are:

    1)WP Symposium creates grey tool bar at top for “subscribers”. Access to dashboard is limited, but I don’t want toolbar to be there at all.

    2)Role Scoper can’t restrict editablity access to WP Wiki without limiting readability to logged in users (or at least this is how it appears to me, maybe I’m missing something), and anyway, it allows access to edit wiki through WP Dashboard which means grey toolbar at top of site.

    3)User must click on “Forum” link in navigation to access login page. I would like there to be a login field on homepage.

    I have addressed this in WP Symposium Forum, but so far no luck.

    If there are any suggestions out there I would appreciate them.

    I am happy to ditch WP Symposium is neccessary , and am almost ready to Ditch Headway in order to just use BuddyPress.

    What I am trying to accomplish doesn’t seem to me to be all that complicated but a solution has been elusive. Any help is appreciated.

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  • Thanks for the link. I don’t know much about coding so unfortunately much of that post was lost on me.

    I am assuming that this was the portion that was relevant to my issue:

    Custom User and Usermeta Tables

    What about custom user and usermeta tables? Yep, you can do that too, with the following definitions:

    define(‘CUSTOM_USER_TABLE’, $table_prefix.’my_users’);
    define(‘CUSTOM_USER_META_TABLE’, $table_prefix.’my_usermeta’);

    I don’t really know what to do with this to solve my problem. Any tips?

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