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Wordpress custom member panel / dashboard / area

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jumbo1, May 24, 2013.

  1. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Hello folks,

    do you know of any way (or plugin) to make a custom member panel / dashboard / area instead of the traditional wordpress look?

    I want to be able to customize what my website members see when they login. I actually only want to offer them minimal and necessary options, like change their password.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. rans333

    rans333 Registered Member

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    Would like to know also if someone here knows the right plugin to do it
     
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    You don't even need a plugin for this, give your members the right user role ("subscriber" in this case) and they will only be able to update their profile (display name / email / password) from wp-admin.
     
  5. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Sure I know about it, but I want to change the way the user panel looks. I don't want this boring look, and I may as well provide other options like links to the last 5 posts on the blog...

    screenshot-2.png
     
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    there is plugin for branding dashboard from backend ...u can do that easily
     
  7. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Alright guys, I've found a pretty nice way to do what I'm looking to do.

    Here's a plugin to use an alternative to the user dashboard: http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-dashboard/

    You install this plugin, create a new page (call it User Profile for example) and paste in it the shortcode [user-dashboard]

    Then you'll be able to use that page as your new custom user dashboard / panel / area

    I advise you to use that plugin in conjunction with a plugin called Remove Dashboard Access that allows you to redirect users to that new custom profile page after they log in, while keeping everything working as normal for Admins: http://wordpress.org/plugins/remove-dashboard-access-for-non-admins/

    So that's it! That's the result of my research and tests for the past few hours. You'd rather thank me or else I won't be bringing new good things to you anymore :cool:
     
  8. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    There's a plugin I shared a little while back for this.

    I believe it was called member wishlist. Do a search and it should come up
     
  9. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Your plugin has nothing to do with what I was looking for. Wishlist plugin is about membership management.
    I was simply looking for a way to customize the user's dashboard, and I found it. Look at my previous comment.

    Oh and ur plugin is not free... Thanx anyway
     
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    sn0rt Elite Member

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    Lol. Your arrogance will get you very far.

    I came in here for YOUR benefit not mine.

    Although the plugin may not be free (typically), I shared a nulled version of it.

    Damn clowns..
     
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  11. jumbo1

    jumbo1 Junior Member

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    Thanks again dude, but that's not what I was looking for.
     
  12. sn0rt

    sn0rt Elite Member

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    No problem bud. I remember it being something along the lines so that's why I suggested it.

    Either way, best of luck.
     
  13. WHATITDO

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    Check out this post if you ever want to get hardcore into what you're attempting. They did a bang up job for sure:
    http://www.dtelepathy.com/blog/dt-labs/wordpress-saas-application-platform