Settings

General Settings

General settings for User Meta Pro

Image 1.1 – General Settings

In this section, you control where the front-end profile is going to be displayed. The profile page is any page where you put the shortcode. The short-code should be like

[user-meta-profile form="your_form_name_here"]

After clicking on the box exact left of the view page button, you will get a list of all the pages that you have created. You have to choose a page from there and the short-code mentioned above must be where you want your profile to be displayed.

It is a must that you create a page beforehand and select it from the selection box after that page you’ve created.

The checkbox next to the selection section, lets you decide whether you want a dedicated link to this profile page or not. You will see this link in the users option in the default users list of WordPress.

Link of profile showing in the Users list

Image 1.2 Profile Link

Email Sender Settings

This section is pretty straight forward, you can set the notification emails’ details, that are sent automatically. The first input field will set what name the user will see on their email and the second input field determines where the email will be form.

The email format has two options – text and HTML. Choose “Text” if your notification does not need advanced formatting like clickable links or images. If you need them, then choose “HTML“.

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Login Settings

We’ll break down the login tab of settings into small parts and describe which part does what.

Overview of login settings

Image 2.1 Overview of login

Login Page

Login Page

Image 2.2 Login Page

This section lets you, the user, select your page of choice to login. Again please create this page before you set it up from User Meta Pro settings. To complete this settings, edit the selected page and put [user-meta-login] where you want the login form to show up!

The following checkbox will let you use the cool new login page you’ve just created. To let all registered users of your site use the custom made login page instead of the default login page (wp-login).

Login form

Login Form

Image 2.3 Login Form

In this section, you have three different options. the first one Disable lost password feature will let you enable or disable the feature to recover a forgotten password. If enabled you’ll see a link under your login form.

Password Recovery Enabled

Image 2.3.1 Password Recovery Enabled

If you check the box, this link will not show on your front-page login.

The second option similarly controls whether a registration link will show to a logged-out user. The third one will disable Ajax Submit. Without AJAX your page will reload after you hit the submit button.

User Login By

Login By

Image 2.3 Login By

You can specify by which method the user can login. You have the option to force a user to use Email or Username also be relaxed about the nature of login.

Reset Password Page

Reset Password Page

Image 2.4 Reset Password Page

When you change the default entry “none” from any other page, that page will be the default destination for password a reset.

Password reset works like this: You have to click the “Lost Password” link and an automated email with a link will be sent to you.

Get New Password

Image 2.4.1 Get New Password

Upon clicking that link you will go to a page, the page you selected earlier – that may look like this.

Landing Page of Password Reset

Image 2.4.2 Landing Page of Password Reset

and you can set your new password from here!

Profile Settings of a Logged-in User

Image 2.5 Profile settings of a logged-in user

This text box will let you choose all the text you want to present to a loggedin user’s personal space. The placeholders and their short description are given at the bottom of this section.

Logged In profile

Image 2.5.1 LoggedIn profile example

Your profile will be displayed like this.

PLACEHOLDERS


Placeholder Description
Site Title Shows the title of your site
Site URL displays url of your site
Log Out URL Shows a link that allows you to log out
Admin URL Link to your admin dashboard
ID Shows unique ID of users
User Login Shows user’s login username
Display Name Shows the name you set as “Display name publicly as” in the Dashboard > Users
Nickname Displays nickname
Avatar Gives link to the avatar
Meta Key Gives the output value of your meta field

*You’ll notice some of the placeholders have not mentioned here. Those are pretty self-explanatory. If you have further questions please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or ask us in the Forums.

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Registration Settings

In the registration tab, you can set a page from where you can set a page to register your users and determine how you want to verify and validate a new user.

Set up a page for registration

To set up a registration page, you need to create a page first. Then choose that page from the options like the image below. Here, we are using a page named “Registration” just for demo purposes, you can give your page any name you want.

User registration page selection

Image 3.1 User Registration Page Selection Settings

User Activation

To activate the newly registered users, choose from the following options. If you turn admin approval on then you’d have to go to Dashboard > Users and find the little activate link and click on it.

(If you can’t see a link named “Activate”, then it’s most likely because the link is supposed to be visible on hover. Move around your mouse pointer around the user’s row and it will appear. If you have any query feel free to check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or the Forums section.)

User activation method

Image 3.2 User Activation Options

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Redirection Settings

In this tab, you can set the redirection to different pages after someone logs in or register or log out. The settings are there for all the roles – administrators, editors etc. You can specify a particular setting for each of the user class and for each of their actions.

First of all, you can choose to not redirect. If you think redirection doesn’t matter much in the eyes of the visitors of your user then just check the Disable redirection feature at the beginning of this tab and let WordPress do what it does by default.

disable redirection on USER META PRO

Img 1 Disable Redirection

Redirection options and their meaning

If you play around with the tab options here then you’ll notice that there are at least 20 different options in the whole redirection game, we’ve given you control over redirection as you need it and as you please. The design is pretty intuitive so we’ll give you a brief intro here first and show you a few examples to clarify.


Option Description
Default Redirection Doesn’t overwrite anything, let WordPress decide where to take you
Same URL Stay at the same page you were before pressing any buttons
Referer Take you back to the page you were before
Home Sends you to your designated homepage of your site, good choice after registration
Dashboard Take you to the WordPress dashboard, a good choice for administration accounts
Profile Sends you back to your personal profile page -add link here-
Page You can point the user to a specific page of your site, like a notice board for each roles, or latest  offers for the logged in subscribers
Custom Link Point to some other address you want to send your users to

Examples

redirection after an author logs out

Img 2 Example of redirection after an author logs out

Example of redirection

Img 3 Example of reduction for Editors after login

If you have any query feel free to check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or the Forums section.

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Back-end Profile Settings

The backend profile page is the page of WordPress Users’ page (Dashboard > Users most likely found at www.yoursitename.domain/wp-admin/users.php ). Here, you can see the profile page only if you have access to the dashboard (admins etc). You can tweak the settings of this page to manage all the form fields of the users.

Hide fields you don’t want to appear

First of all, you can hide any fields from the backend profile simply by clicking these check boxes and they will be gone.

hide unwanted fields from backe-end

Img 1 Hide Fields

Add your own custom fields

You can ask for more information, besides the default options, from your users. Go to User Meta > Shared Fields and create any field to want to put into the backend profile.

custom field example to add to back end

Img 2 Exemplary Field

You can make it compulsory by ticking the required field at the bottom.

Next, you’ll have to drag and drop it to the left column. Don’t mind the ID, we’ve put it there to keep track of all the fields.

Set your custom field

Img 3 Set new field for back-end

Next, save the changes. Visit the profile page (Users) to see it appear.

added new field in the backend

Img 4 Rendered new added field

This way you can customize your users backend profile page as your business requires.

If you have any queries feel free to check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or the Forums section.

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Text Settings

If you are using this plugin then you already know that we prioritize our customers above all else. In this tab, you’ll see how you can customize all your text settings; i.e you can set what kind of label text/message you want your users to see.

Example of label change

Here, most of the settings are, again, pretty self-explanatory. What you see is what you get. If you want to change any label in your site, such as a button text like Reset Password to something arbitrary, for example, Forgot Password? To reset click here, then to just go the block where Reset Password is, delete it and change it to whatever you like.

Example modification of a prompt text

Img Example modification of a prompt

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