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Admin user management issues

  • snark


    Ok, now that the latest version BP is sending out an email to new users with a link to click to complete their registration, we still need better user management in the back end. For instance, as soon as a new user registers, they enter the database and are listed in the Users section of the admin, even if they never click the emailed link to complete their registration. It would be nice to be able to filter the list to quickly find different types of users.

    Here’s what I think would be helpful to see displayed on the admin Users page:

    — Date of user registration

    — Registration completed or not?

    — User’s IP address / country of origin

    — Number of Buddypress posts — topics, replies, activity stream posts, etc, as opposed to just the current “posts” field, which is just for WP blog posts.

    Is there a way to filter the Users section of the admin, maybe a BP or WP plugin, to make some or all of this happen? I looked and looked but couldn’t find anything. This becomes a bigger deal in BuddyPress than standard WP, because you might have thousands of users, so we need a better way to manage them.

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  • snark


    Still looking for help on this. My new BP site finally went live today — — and I’m getting a couple signups per hour that never click on the activation link. Some may be legit but can’t figure out the activation process, but from email correspondence I’ve only found one who fit that bill — the others never respond to me, so I’m guessing a fair percentage of them are spambots using fake email addresses.

    So it would be great to have these improved User sorting options in the WP Admin, so I could track down bogus registrations, perhaps those that haven’t been activated after a set amount of time, and delete those users in batches. An alternate strategy would be to have the system auto delete (or delete en masse on command) any registrations that are never confirmed after a set period (10 days, 30 days, etc.)



    Part of the problem is it’s also not very obvious that they are supposed to check their email.

    Having that warning on the same page as crop the avatar makes no sense. Heck even I didn’t see the message up there.

    Maybe having a separation between the avatar upload/crop and the message to check your email would help?

    –make it it’s own page in the steps to registering?



    I agree. I have already made the line about having to activate your account from an email link big, bold and red on that page, to make it more prominent, but perhaps an interstitial page with a more prominent notice would be better, so users can’t even continue to the option of uploading an avatar until they have first clicked the link in email — once verified by the link, they could then proceed to upload an avatar and then login.

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