Random password creator and other login process questions
Loving bbpress and I’ve created my own theme which is doing the job.
Where I’m at though is looking at the registration process and also the password aspect in particular.
Feedback I have had is that the random password given isn’t much fun. People just want a link to login. Why are we making people copy and paste some random gibberish from an email? Shouldn’t a link simply take you to the place where you are then asked to enter a password?
Nobody will ever stick with the default gibberish password they are given, and yet when you first login the first thing you are not asked is, hey, setup your password now.
Has anybody played around with functionality like this as it seems pretty basic and obvious to me. If people return to the site and they haven’t setup their password then they are going to be
a) digging through their old emails to find the details
b) doing a password reset
c) too much effort, cbf’d and seeya later forum user
So long story short, a whole step in this process could be circumvented.
1. Register. Username and Email.
2. You get an email, with a link. One shouldn’t need a plugin to activate email login – its default. You can login using the username or your email account.
3. The link takes you to your account details page and suggests as a first time visit you type your password twice.
This will in my opinion wipe out a vast majority of back and forthing to get returning forum users and will just make bbpress so much smoother. The initial steps of getting people registered is the biggest hurdle in any online situation and the less barriers to entry and confusion, the better.
Are there any plugins to achieve the above?
If not, does bbpress have the framework to make it possible for the suggestions to be made into a plugin?
Thanks for reading!!
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