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How do new users register / create an account on my forum?

  • Avatar of igoddess
    igoddess
    Participant

    @igoddess

    I’ve set up my BuddyPress on http://thegoddessforum.com and imported most of what I could from the old Ning forum. The old Ning members are gradually coming and getting their passwords re-set. But new users who want to register don’t seem to be able to. The only option anywhere is “To start connecting please log in first.”

    I can’t work out how to add a “register here” function. Is there one inbuilt with BuddyPress? If not, how do I go about setting up a registration function?

    thanks in advance,
    Anita

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  • Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Have you enabled registrations in admin > options

    Avatar of igoddess
    igoddess
    Participant

    @igoddess

    OK… where do I find “admin > options”?

    I’ve got the BuddyPress dashboard dropped down and “options” isn’t an option…

    It is a WordPress setting, under the “Settings > General” pages.

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    :) I should have been more literal .

    In WP set up to run as Multi Site you have a Super Admin set of links one of which is ‘Options’ if running as single WP then that isn’t available and you need to use the Settings > General link as Paul described.

    Worth bearing in mind BP is a registration/member led application it is nothing without ability for members to sign up but traditionally WP was a single bloggers tool and probably most never allowed or wanted people to sign up to the blog but simply place comments to posts so default state is registration disabled.

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    igoddess
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    @igoddess

    Thank you both! I found under Settings > General,

    Membership > Anyone can register

    and ticked the box. That fixed it! Holy moly I was pulling my hair out! Thank you so much!

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