In this document we cover the settings for account and listing management. You can use the WordPress login management system,
Anyone Can Register
If you want users to be able to register on your site, there is a WordPress setting to enable. Find the setting at:
WordPress – Settings – General – Anyone Can Register (CHECK)
Access to WP Admin
GeoDirectory provides a setting to help you disallow specific user roles from accessing WP Admin.
This is useful if you want to make sure that your directory visitors, either new users (Subscribers) or listing owners (Authors), cannot access the WordPress backend.
Find the setting at:
GeoDirectory – Settings – General – Restrict wp-admin
WordPress Admin Bar
WordPress has a “WP Way” policy that prohibits plugin and theme authors from hiding the WordPress admin bar.
Find out how to remove the WordPress admin bar here: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/faq/common-examples/#account-management
WordPress Login System
WordPress comes with a system for managing registration, login, and password resets.
If you want to use the WordPress login system, you can add these links to your site navigation menu as Custom Menu links.
The links are as follows:
- Lost Password
To redirect login or registration links you can use UsersWP or a 3rd party plugin. If you want to create a customization you can use custom functions like this one for redirecting WP login links.
Allow posting without logging in?
If visitors land on your add-listing page before they are logged in, they will normally see a login box provided by WordPress.
Instead, you can enable this option, and users will be able to fill in their name and email so they can add a listing and create an account with one form.
Find the setting at:
GeoDirectory – Settings – Allow posting without logging in?
If a user is not logged in, and you have not allowed logged out users to post as described above, then you will see links for Login and Register. These are the default WordPress links. Other plugins may have settings to redirect these links to specific forms or pages. UsersWP has settings to redirect these links.
If you are not seeing the “Register” link as shown in the above image, it is because you have not set the option to allow anyone to register, as described in the first section of this page.
If you don’t see either link then the GD Add Listing element can be adjusted to make use of additional options.
Use the shortcode builder to create a new add listing page shortcode and use the options to enable the links and change the message that is displayed.
[gd_add_listing show_login="1" login_msg="Please use the links to login or register before adding your listing"]
If you want to redirect the login or registration links shown above you can do that with the information shown on these pages:
GeoDirectory comes with a Design Element called the GD Dashboard. This element can be added as a widget/shortcode/block. Many sites choose to add it to every sidebar or footer on the site to make it easy for their site visitors to add listing, manage favorites, and mange their own listings.
For advanced account management try our UsersWP plugin that offers extensive GeoDirectory integration including beautiful profiles, listing management, Invoicing integration, Social Login, anti-spam and more.
Get support on our forum, find out more here: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs-v2/geodirectory/support/