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Problems with new member registration.

  • Avatar of Rachel Biel
    Rachel Biel
    Participant

    @rayela

    I am using the latest versions of both WordPress and BuddyPress.

    Site: http://www.tafaforum.com/

    This site is for members of an art organization.  We are testing the registration button and two members were able to set up easily with no problems while two others show up on the back end of the site as members but not on the member page.  They are also not able to access the forums.

    I installed the Wanguard Plug-in and am wondering if that is conflicting with BuddyPress, but why would two people get in and the others not?

    I would rather send an email to all of the members who will use the site with a password and get rid of the front end registration altogether.  I found some plugins that do that but they are for paid memberships and we won’t be using any payments on this site.  I find the site very slow to load and read that one of the reasons could be plugins that are heavy in tasks, so I don’t want to add anything that will slow it down even more.

    I’m also getting duplicate registration emails.  Would that also be because of  Wanguard?

    I am not comfortable with changing code nor do I want to do anything that disappears every time there is an update.  Any suggestions?

     

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  • Avatar of JRCDyer
    JRCDyer
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    @jrcdyer

    I had problems with WangGuard as well. If you’re site is for a invites-only, you could always try using the “Easy Invitation Codes” plugin. There’s a nice BP-compatible version in the developer section: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/baw-invitation-codes/developers/ (The link just under “Other Versions”.) It works great and is simple to set up.

    After installation, all you’d have to do is create a code and send it to the people you want to join. When they register, all they’d need to do is add the invite code, like “ARTROCKSSPAMSUCKS”, into an added field and you’re set.

    There is one tiny glitch – but don’t panic! The altered plugin still connects to the regular WordPress plugin, so it will tell you that an upgrade is available after installation. It’s a lie! I did a cheat-fix to get rid of that notification by opening the bp-eic.php file and changing the version number from 1.0 to 1.0.4. And, while writing this message, I decided to try and alert the author of the conflict.

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    Ben Hansen
    Participant

    @ubernaut

    people who have registered but never clicked their activation links in the generated emails would be the people who only show up in the backend not sure if it has anything to do with wanguard probably best to test the registration process yourself to determine if an actual issue exists (both with and without that plugin activated). if an issue does exist with their plugin, they would best to ask about it, i would think.

    Avatar of Jose Conti
    Jose Conti
    Participant

    @jconti

    Hi @rayela and @jrcdyer,

    Wich problems did you have with WangGuard?

    Avatar of JRCDyer
    JRCDyer
    Participant

    @jrcdyer

    I’m not sure if it was a problem with WangGuard on its own. It seemed to have a conflict with another plugin, but I never determined which one it was because I decided to make the website invites-only.

    Avatar of Rachel Biel
    Rachel Biel
    Participant

    @rayela

    I don’t know if it is Wanguard either, but from the Wanguard list of users, the ones that are having problems have a No Status under their Wanguard status and the others have a green “checked”.

    But, I want to make the site private, by email invite only, too.  How did you do that, @jrcdyer?

    Avatar of Jose Conti
    Jose Conti
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    @jconti

    Ok, thank you @jrcdyer and @rayela

    Avatar of JRCDyer
    JRCDyer
    Participant

    @jrcdyer

    @rayela I downloaded and installed the Easy Invitation Codes plugin for BuddyPress here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/baw-invitation-codes/developers/ (Under the “Other Versions” section) and to avoid the false update (which updates to the WordPress version) I changed the version number, found in the baw-invitation-codes/bp-eic.php, from version 1.0 to 1.0.4

    It’s actually easier than you think to find that file and edit the version number. Simply go to Plugins > Installed Plugins, find “BP Easy Invitation Codes” in the plugin list and click “Edit”. It’ll take you right to the file you need. It looks like this:

    /*
    Plugin Name: BP Easy Invitation Codes
    Plugin URI: http://mediatricks.com
    Description: BP Visitors have to enter an invitation code to register on your site. The easy way!
    Version: 1.0
    Author: Mediatricks
    Author URI: http://mediatricks.com
    License: GPLv2
    */

    Just add a .4 to the end of the version number and remember to check the Developer section of the plugin for updates, instead of updating automatically. Hopefully they’ll separate the two plugins soon so that we can update automatically. I’ve mentioned it in the support forum.

    Once you’re set up, all you have to do is create an invitation code, which can be whatever you want, and email it to your friends. Check out the screenshots section for the plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/baw-invitation-codes/screenshots/ It’ll give you a better idea of how it works.

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