site login is fine.
I tend to create a page – say aclled ‘login’ with this as the shortcode
and then have that page’s url as the one I send to users
I tried the shortcode on a new page named login. Looks the same as the login page I use to administer the site. So I guess I need a forum registration page first, then during registration I think I can make it so forum members can only see the website and forums??
So I guess I’m not understanding how this all works. The website is a photography club and is wordpress.org. I just added this bbPress forum plugin and have all the forums set up. I’m ready to test with two other people. I now need to have a place were the two others can register, I then want an email so I can review and approve them. How do i accomplish this? After that I think the login page with the shortcode provided by Robin W should work.
bbpress just uses WordPress registration and login.
so either :
1. You allow uses to register using dashboard>settings>discussion>anyone can register, bbpress will allocate the role set in dashboard>settings>forums>default role
2. you manually add uses (dashboard>users>add user) upon receipt of a form (using say a form plugin – https://www.isitwp.com/best-wordpress-contact-form-plugins/ – to set up whatever details you want which is then emailed to you) – you then then allocate any wp and bbpress role you wish, or none !
3. you use a registration plugin – there are lots – this article describes some https://kinsta.com/blog/wordpress-user-registration-plugins/
Thanks! So If I put a new menu item called login that links to this, https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/wp-login.php?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fsantarosaphotographicsociety.org%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1
is that all I need for forum users to register and login? During registration will I and them be notified via email or it that another setting?
I’m making a little headway. I tried #1 and I didn’t like how it automatically added the user. I what to approve all new registrations as they come in. I saw no setting on how to get new users approved manually. Also maybe this is a wordpress question but I can’t find were to change the color of the register here link on the login page. I put an image over it and can’t see it. I see no place in the login customizer to fix it. Here is the link https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/wp-login.php
last I put a forum link in the home page main menu, this is it. https://santarosaphotographicsociety.org/forums/ Will this link would prompt a login first then open the forums. If not how do I make that happen.
I am just using the wp registration and login. I did one test and after the registration the login took them to the site not the admin section so this is good!