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June 6, 2010 at 6:17 pm #1323gcollignonMember
Hi I hope you are having a great weekend! I am using e-member and I would like to also add a support forum for the members of my elite membership.
Is there any way to integrate the e-members to a forum so automatically I can know who is asking that question?
ThanksJune 7, 2010 at 5:39 am #21420
You can use the simple press forum which allows you to embed the forum in one of your pages. You can then use eMember to control access to that page. This way you can make it so anyone who is logged in can view the forum.
You can also use the BBPress forum which has WordPress integration. If you use eMember with WordPress integration too then this can be a viable solution. Basically you don’t let anyone register from the normal registration page of BBPress also make it so only logged in users and view the forum posts. Once a visitor makes a payment for membership using eMember, a wordpress account will be created for the visitor. He/she can then use that login details to log into the forum and view the content.June 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm #21421VelmaGMember
I am comparing your membership plugin with another, so I hope you can help me with this.
When someone registers as a member, can they use the same login information for Simple Press? Do they use the same database?
Thanks.June 9, 2010 at 12:36 am #21422IvyMember
Hi, You can use the “WordPress User Integration” feature in eMember which basically makes it so when a member registers on eMember it creates a WordPress user with a predefined “Role”. This way it shares the same login details and mechanism.
This allows you to use the eMember plugin with any plugin that uses the WordPress user database to control access as it will have the same login details.July 6, 2010 at 2:42 am #21423gcollignonMember
Hi Ivy, Is this integration for the Simple Forum? or for BB Press? Which one would you recommend more?
Thanks for your help.July 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm #21424IvyMember
Hi, You can use either one. With BB Press you will have to do the integration mentioned above by Amin. With Simple Forum this will be easier as it is a plugin that just needs to be installed and configured.July 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm #21425jeffwMember
Problem with this is that once the account becomes expired or inactive, they still have access to the forums that are supposed to be for members only. This is because they can still log in using a wordpress login, and therefore can just bypass emember since its now the forum interacting with WP… Emember is only the initial “middleman” plugin.July 11, 2010 at 2:12 am #21426
When the account expires it should deactivate/block the WordPress user too. If this is not happening let me know and I will investigate it.April 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm #21427bastywebbSpectator
I saw your advice above “Basically you don’t let anyone register from the normal registration page of BBPress also make it so only logged in users and view the forum posts”, and was wondering how exactly you make it so that only logged in users can view BBPress forum posts?
I have just installed BBPress 1.0.3 and I can’t find an option for making forums private. Is that achieved with a plugin?
SebastianApril 4, 2011 at 12:50 am #21428
I don’t know if BBPress by default gives you the ability to lock down forum posts for particular users. A plugin similar to this one might help:April 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm #21429adminKeymaster
Another useful link for users using eMember with BBPress forum plugin:
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