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Yes the problem is fixed and yes I used the solution provided by Admin. Thank you for your help though! I finally DO see the auth_utils file, too. I think it was hidden because of a settings on my server or something. Anyway, all is well and thank you again for the support. I really like the plugin.
Interesting, even after upgrading the plugin I do not seem to have a file called “eMember_auth_utils.php.” Where is that file? (Or is it only in the eStore plugin? I am using eMember.)
Admin: I finally got it to work! Apparently I did not “refresh” the server folder so my change to the lang (eng) file — adding the space — was not showing! Thank you!
I still don’t see any file called eMember_auth_utils.php, though. Not that I need it now, but I am just curious why I don’t seem to have it?December 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm in reply to: Require members to tick box agreeing to "terms" etc. in order to log in at all? #39078
Just to update my post in case anyone comes along someday and wants to know. I had NO problem adding the (new to me) shortcode to the registration form after I upgraded the plugin, and the upgrade went fine too. Thank you again for all your help!
Thank you again. I upgraded with NO problems at all.
I tried editing the file in my text editor (actually via FTP while up on the server via my cPanel. The file I tried to edit is in the lang folder (eng). I do not have “eMember_auth_utils.php” but I have eMember_auth.php.December 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm in reply to: Require members to tick box agreeing to "terms" etc. in order to log in at all? #39077
I actually DO need to make them agree (for reasons I won’t go into here because they’re irrelevant). Thank you *very* much for the help! On my way now to try to implement it.
Thank you for the clear, detailed info! I assume, then, that no members’ login names, addresses, and passwords and profile info, etc. would be lost either (when you say “member data” that is what you mean, I hope). It won’t change the page they log in on (location of it) etc. so they get an error or anything, I hope.
I’m mostly worried about members trying to log in after the upgrade and finding they cannot or having any trouble like that.
Admin, I actually tried that repeatedly and for some strange reason it wouldn’t display as a space! Very weird.
Peter: I can’t find such a file. I have a file called emember_auth.php, but not the file you named (with the “util” part at the end). Where is it?
This is related to the first poster’s question above. I want to fix the spacing between the words:
“Please Login to view this Content.(Not a member? Join today!)”
In my site there is NO space between the period after the word Content and the first parenthesis mark (open paren). It is a little thing but it’s been bothering me because I think it looks stupid. Can you tell me EXACTLY how to add the space there? I have the Eng Lang file open but I’m not sure where I should add that space to avoid breaking the code.
UPDATE: Tried a few things and found this worked (added a
define(“EMEMBER_TO_VIEW_CONTENT”, “to view this content.
Thanks anyway! Note that I also un-capitalized the word “content.”
It sounds like as long as the real email address I use for testing (for real) is NOT also one that was or will be used in the WP database, I shouldn’t have any problem, then. In other words, I won’t see that “email address is already taken” message again, I hope.
Thank you for the reply!
OK, I understand what you said about it not needing a real email address for testing.
But, how would I know that the registrations etc. were actually being sent out if I don’t use a REAL email address for testing? Am I missing something here? That’s why I use real email addresses for testing. So I can be SURE that the messages that are supposed to go out, really ARE going out to the correct email address (for testing).
I don’t have any users in the WP users database except for me (admin), so the second part of what you wrote does not seem to be a big problem for me, I think. I did find that I’d used the same email for admin as I was trying to use for testing so now I won’t do that anymore. Still, how will I test email delivery of eMember notices to new members without using a REAL email address, as I mentioned above? If you could explain that in detail to me, I will try to follow directions!
Thank you again for your help.July 13, 2011 at 10:47 am in reply to: How to set up registration approval before granting access to members site #29041
Wow, thank you SO much for the reply. I have requested the manual update as you suggested above and look forward to receiving it and implementing the updated plugin with the new feature(s). Again, thank you!July 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm in reply to: How to set up registration approval before granting access to members site #29039
OK! I figured out how to manually activate a member. Duh! (Member list –> edit member –> then scroll DOWN to where the dropdown marked “account state” is and toggle to “active.”) (In case anyone comes by and wants to know.)
I still would love to have a way to have the approval process mentioned above and by others. For sites like ours, it would be a huge help. The site is for residents of a community-living situation and we are not “selling” anything but we want residents to sign in to see protected content (they need access to downloads, and other info not for the public, perhaps a bulletin board, etc. etc.).
BUT, we don’t want the whole site to be private. Not at all. Tricky, huh? Also, the “approval of each registration by an admin” feature would GREATLY reduce the chances of anyone who is in fact NOT a resident but who is faking a registration just to get into protected areas before admin notices and blocks them. Know what I mean? You may think no one would bother to do a fake registration (real email, but fake everything else), but we really do need to insure that ONLY *actual* (verified by street address, REAL name, etc.) residents can access the (yes, free) materials, and we need this to be accomplished without blocking huge sections of the entire site or making the whole site “private.” See what I mean? The materials we want to put on the site for people are things like meeting notes and and have info in them that is not for the general public or internet robots, etc. etc.
Other people have explained what I would like better than I just did:
Thank you for any help!
Love the plugin, overall!July 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm in reply to: How to set up registration approval before granting access to members site #29038
I love the plugin so far but I, too, would love to have a setting so that members (free) must still be approved before they can freely enter the member areas. Otherwise, anyone can fill in the registration forms with bogus info and get to my protected areas.
I have read all the forum topics and have done as indicated in the workaround/tweak you linked to above. Everything is fine EXCEPT now I need to know HOW, EXACTLY, I go about “manually activating” that member (whom I just told, in the auto-email, would be allowed into the site, PENDING APPROVAL by admin). I went into the “Manage Members” area and the pending member is showing and there is “inactive” in his account state field, but I cannot click that and ACTIVATE him. How do I manually activate him now that I want to actually approve him? And will it send him another email saying he is active now, or should I tell him in the language file to keep checking back and trying to log in? (Right now he is getting a red message that says his account is inactive pending approval.)
Hope this makes sense,
PS: I noticed several people in the forum are using this plugin as I am using it and wanting to have approval capabilities. Any chance you can update the plugin to incorporate these features? Including the appropriate notification email language, as needed? That would be SO great.