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How to change the default registration email ? (plugin and/or non-plugin)

After a new user registration, WP sends out an email with the login / password, and a link to the login page. Is there a way to change this defaut email template? I'd also like to change the subject ...
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Editor can create any new user except administrator

I have set up a WordPress site for a client. The client has the Editor role, however I have installed the Members plugin and given the client the capability to add new users to the WP admin. This is ...
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Getting a List of Currently Available Roles on a WordPress Site?

When writing WordPress plugins there is often a need to set up options for which roles on the site have access to certain functionality or content. To do this a plugin dev needs to fetch the list of ...
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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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5k views

How to check if a user (not current user) is logged in?

I need to display the online status (online/offline) for each author page (custom author page template). is_user_logged_in() only applies to the current user and I can't find a relevant approach ...
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How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page?

The user profile page has the following fields: Username First Name Last Name Nickname Display name Contact Info E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM Jabber / Google Talk How can more fields be added to ...
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686 views

Is there a is_user_logged_in() for multisite?

Is there a is_user_logged_in() function for Wordpress MU / Multisite (3.0+) where I can add in the network site ID like is_user_logged_in(2) where 2 would be the site_id? Update: After a little ...
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Setting admin edit panels & metaboxes positions and visibility for ALL users and admins

My WP 3.3 setup involves several post types and customized edit panels with Advanced Custom Fields plugin (which creates many metaboxes) and other plugins such as SEO metabox panel, Scribu's ...
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491 views

Make display name unique

Right now you can make your Display Name whatever you want, you can even impersonate an admin. Is it possible to make the Display Name unique?
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11k views

How to restrict dashboard access to Admins only?

How would we restrict access to the WP admin area to all users except admins? The users on our site have their own profile pages which do all the functions they need. So admin should be off limits to ...
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936 views

Confirmation required on email change

I'm just wondering why wordpress doesn't send confirmation mail every time user change his/her email address. How do we know that email address is not fake or mistyped? So can anyone give me some ...
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11k views

Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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5k views

Remove Ability for Other Users to View Administrator in User List?

(Moderator's note: Original title was "Remove Admin from User Menu") I have created a client administrator role which is essentially an Editor with ability to add/remove users. The article "Editor ...
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4k views

Showing User's Post Counts by Custom Post Type in the Admin's User List?

I'm trying to figure out how to hook into the /wp-admin/users.php manage page to create custom columns for showing the number of posts users have for the custom post types on WPHonors.com. I created ...
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2answers
13k views

How to check if a user is in a specific role?

I have a pretty specific requirement to show different text in a field label on the user profile page based on the current user's role. I can't seem to figure out how to check whether the current use ...
7
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1k views

Wordpress usermeta scaling for thousands of users

I have developed a CRM plugin for a client integrated with Wordpress user management and I stored additional information for each user under the wp_usermeta table. However, the client's customer ...
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358 views

How can 2 blogs share the same users

I have a running normal WP blog (blog 1). I want to create a Q&A section for my users, so I setup another blog with WP-Answer theme (blog 2). The problem is I don't want my users at blog 1 have ...
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259 views

alphabetically order role drop-down selection in dashboard

The site I'm working on will have a very large number of unique user roles via a members plugin. Because of that, I'd like to have the Role drop-down selection on the Add New User page to display ...
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3k views

How to use same email for multiple users

I have a very big multisite. And I got a request to enable option that multiple users can use the same email. I found a plugin "Allow Multiple Accounts" which doesn't work properly. I should figure ...
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4k views

Groups of capabilities: users with multiple roles?

I'm pretty sure I understand the roles and capabilities setup in WordPress: granular capabilities, grouped together in roles that can be assigned to users. Code should check the granular capabilities, ...
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2k views

wordpress multisite, how to keep user on subdomain throughout registration process?

I am running wp subdomain multisite in combination with domain mapping. This means I can create a new subdomain site xyz.site.com and map the domain name 'xyz.com' to that site. The problem I have is ...
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2k views

Commenting in user profile page?

I am trying to build custom user profile with the guidance of this tutorial: How to make a WordPress profile page I have successfully implemented it to my theme, everything is working well. Now what ...
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249 views

Ban a user and end their session

I'm working on a plugin derived from this tutorial. So far, the plugin adds a checkbox on a user's profile edit page where admins can ban the user. If checked, the user will receive a message upon ...
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Is it safe to store a user setting you don't want the user to ever modify as a user option?

I have added some custom user options to the profile page on my site, and most are all OK for the user to modify themselves. These options live in their own section. The users have read access and ...
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2k views

Where can I find documentation on what characters are allowed in user names and why?

I would love to be able to use spaces in usernames, but this does not seem possible. Is there a writeup in the codex or somewhere that explains what characters are allowed and why it was restricted to ...
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Migrating Wordpress users into Disqus

I'm thinking of migrating my comment system from Wordpress to Disqus. I'm pretty satisfied with options it offers, but I have one problem: I have few hundred registrated users on my Wordpress ...
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4k views

How to search all user meta from users.php in the admin

The search form at the top of the users listing in the Admin area (wp-admin/users.php) is limited and does not search all of the user meta fields, such as bio, instant messenger handles, etc. I've not ...
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1k views

user_login vs. user_nicename

When you call the get_users() functions, a list of user objects are returned. Each of those users has a number of properties. What is the difference between user_login and user_nicename in those ...
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How to hide media uploads by other users in the Media menu?

Simply put - how might I completely hide media files uploaded by any other users other then themselves? Id like to disable access to these links & files since they are a way for non-admin users to ...
5
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161 views

Is it possible to sign in with user_email in Wordpress?

is it possible to sign in with user_email instead of user_login, please ? Thanks.
5
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431 views

Disallowing Users of a Custom Role from Deleting or Adding Administrators?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Custom User Role Restrictions") A project I am working on requires me to create two new user roles - one for the owner of the website and the other for ...
5
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1answer
69 views

Get the name of user who updated post

Does anyone know how to get the name of the user who last updated a post/page please? (Not the post author). I can see that it is visible in the post/page revisions but don't know how to access it. ...
5
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889 views

Custom post type for 'staff' versus using wordpress user profiles?

A scenario I keep coming across is where an organisation might have several staff for whom I want to have some sort of listing and a single profile page with biographical information. Typically I ...
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Is there an upper limit for users in WP?

Right now I use a single WP table to feed several sites. We have about 72K users and I have started noticing that to see the "Users" page it takes about 30 seconds on our otherwise pretty fast ...
5
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395 views

User-Specific Timezones? Hack? Plugin?

Is there any way, whether it be a hack, a plugin, etc., to give users their own timezone? I am using a purchased SMS plugin. Users (my clients) login and are able to send out text messages when they ...
5
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2k views

How to display the status of users (online - offline) in archive.php

I am using the code the user status How to check if a user (not current user) is logged in?. On page profile of the author it works well (thank you guys). But if I put on the archive page, at the ...
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994 views

Replacing the Wordpress password validation

I have a custom application with thousands of users who already have a password stored. I would like to set up a self hosted wordpress site to accompany that application and to use the usernames and ...
4
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3k views

How to let user set password on registration

I´m working on a front end registration form adn have gotten as far as getting the standard registration form to work, but... I´d like to add the oportunity to let the user choose his/her own ...
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4k views

If current user is admin or editor

How can I check to see if the current logged in user is an admin or an editor? I know how to do each singularly <?php if( current_user_can('editor')) { ?> stuff here for editors ...
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4k views

Help - Why my roles are not showing? Multi-site/Network

My network is showing roles in some sites and not in others. For some reason that I can't explain, when I add a new user, I have no role to choose from on the drop down box of a sub-site in my ...
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user change password email when reset by admin

I am really new to wordpress programming and I am not even sure if this feature exist. What I am trying to do is send email to users (not admin) when I as an admin change their password/email? At ...
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4k views

Find out if logged in user is not subscriber

Is there any conditional tag which will allow me to display the certain content only if the user is NOT a subscriber?
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3k views

Front end registration/login & publish/update 1 custom post

I want to be able to allow a user to register/login via a front end form and be able to create 1 custom post which only they will be able to edit and update via a front end form. This will be part of ...
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751 views

Performance tips for a large user base [closed]

I’m preparing a site with many users (100.000+). Since the output depends on the current user’s relation to some custom post types and taxonomies a static cache won’t help much. Besides using a ...
4
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106 views

How to create a template for a custom URI associated with the user

I am working on a site where I am using a plugin called Favorite Posts so logged-in users can add a post (a custom post type) to their favorites. I created a page called my-favorites which allows the ...
4
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970 views

Post list based on the user that is logged in

I've been all over this site and google, and the WP codex looking for an answer to this one. I know it's out there, and I know it's easy. Maybe has something to do with user_nicename, but I just can't ...
4
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2k views

Display a registered user profile page

I have a website where users can register, login and their edit profile, they can comment but not post. What I am looking for is a way to display a user profile page (where I display the gravatar and ...
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4k views

Track logged in users' visits

Is there a way to track logged in user activity? I'd like to see who logged in to the site each day and maybe see a specific persons login history. Currently I have no idea which of the registered ...
4
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Wordpress Multisite allow site admin to add user without email confirmation

In Wordpress Multisite,a site admin (not a super admin) doesn't have the option “Add the user without sending them a confirmation email” when adding a new user. Is there a way to bypass the ...
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Set up collaborative site

I 'm setting up a site to allow multiple associations to use it. I ask your help to decide whether it's worth to consider switching to the current 'single site with many plugins' approach, whick feels ...