How to Configure Display, Membership, Media Settings, and Settings in Users Ultra
The third step in the guide to the Users Ultra WordPress plugin will guide you through the General Settings section of the plugin, where you control display behavior, membership settings, and much more.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) Head to Users Ultra -> Users Ultra from the Admin Panel to find the main Dashboard for the plugin. From here, you will find Settings on the Toolbar at the top of the page.
Step 3) The first step on the General Settings page is the Miscellaneous Settings section, where you can choose to hide the WP Admin Tool Bar for users, disable the default Lightbox, allow or disallow guests the right to use the ratings system without being logged in, and activate the auto rotation fixer, which will mean that JPG image rotation will be fixed.
Step 4) The next step is the Membership Settings. You can choose to only display the selected package in the payment form, and set the text for free memberships, rather than simply showing $0. You could have something like “Free!”
Step 5) The Media Settings are where you can store your user photos. The wp-content folder is set up automatically for you, but you can choose to set up your own. You can also set width and height for various images, including mini and normal thumbnails, and large images.
Step 6) The Frontend Publishing Settings are used to set the rules for your users who will be publishing on the site. You can set max posts per user, the default status (pending means that it has to be published live by an Admin) and setting the default categories that users post in.
Step 7) The Terms & Conditions for users are important to have on show, and you can choose to allow the text to the shown before registration or later. Enter the HTML for the agreement (ie. I agree to the terms and conditions) to the boxes shown below.
Step 8) If you allow for Avatars on your site, choose the width and height that they will appear in using the boxes shown below.
Step 9) If you are sending out email newsletters via the MailChimp service, the settings below are for you to enter your API key, list ID and check the box for Activation (meaning that users will be asked to subscribe through MailChimp.
Step 10) The Registration Settings are for controlling who can log in, activating social logins (logging in via Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and captcha settings (including activating captcha and setting the text).
Step 11) The User Profile Settings will determine how users see other users’ display names and display photos. You can change these settings so that only folks who are logged in can see users details, or leave them so that everybody can see them.
Step 12) The Social Media Settings are for connecting various social media accounts (ie. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, etc.) to the Users Ultra plugin via App IDs and Keys, logins and more. Look at the image below for details on what you need for each social network to be connected to the plugin.
Step 13) The Redirect Settings are for back-end users to be redirected once they are logged in, if their login fails, and more.
Step 14) Registration Options are to enable users to set their own password, or whether they will be sent one via the admin of the website. If the latter, the user can set up a new password once they are logged in. You can also set your privacy options so that other users profiles can be seen or hidden from other users. Guests will only be able to view user profiles if you enable this from the options below.
The next step of the guide will focus on How to Configure User Profile Fields in Users Ultra.