Go to dashboard/settings/general and check the box “anyone can register” then created a new page name it “register” and publish it. then go to dashboard/settings/buddypress/pages and go do to where the register drop down box is and select the page you created and save. Should work then!
Sorry I forgot to mention that I had already done that step but the pages do not show up in the navigation tabs. I did the same for the Activity and Members Pages and they worked fine but when I used exactly the same process for Registration and Activate – published them but nothing appearing on the site.
You will have to create a custom menu.
Then check the box beside register then add to menu. Save and refresh your front end to see the new menu with the register page.
Thanks for that bphelp, I’m now making progress except for some reason the Register page is now taking me to the Home page by default.
The Activate page is correct but Register page is defaulting to the home page.
I’m now making progress except for some reason the Register page is now taking me to the Home page by default.
@awmeneca that is default behavior when you visit the Register page while you’re still logged in 🙂
Thank you mercime. Have now got it to the point where someone can register and activate their account – but once they are logged in – how do they add a post – all it does at the moment is give them access to the wordpress admin area with three tabs -Dashboard, Profile and Jetpack but no where to post?
They don’t post. By default new registered users are given the role ‘Subscriber’ which does not grant posting capabilities. look at the WP settings there you can choose what role a newly registered user receives.
You could go multisite (create a network), allowing users to create a blog and post in respective blogs. Or if you want to keep it a single WP installation, you could install http://buddydev.com/plugins/buddyblog/ and allow users to post from the front-end. Alternatively, you can just change roles of all members from suscriber (default role) to contributor (you get to choose what post gets published) or author (they can publish posts at will) all from the backend (wp-admin).
Hey thanks guy for all your help. I’ve downloaded the buddyblog plug in that you recommended but it appears that although it uploads images to the media library in the backend the images are not showing up in the post.
Will revisit it in the morning when I can think straight.
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Hi Everyone, ok so this is where we’re at; we downloaded and installed your suggested plugins and everything is looking pretty cool. Last night I got my wife to register as a new member and create a simple post with an Image in the post.
The post was fine but the image did not embed into the post. It uploaded to the media library but I had to go in as the administrator to actually attached it to her post before it would appear.
Also the particular sort of people who will be using this site are going to want to be able to add video’s to their posts. Can you tell me:
1: How do I get the pictures to embed into the post from the front-end and
2: Is there a way to allow the embedding of Video from the front end
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@awmeneca re attaching uploaded media to post, see code posted in comments at http://buddydev.com/buddypress/introducing-buddyblog-allow-users-to-blog-from-their-buddypress-profile/ or post there directly for more information/direction.