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Can cForms II be used to create Username and Password forms?
November 24, 2007
3:06 pm
Oliver
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What you described sounds very specific, I can't remember having come across a plugin that could do that 'out of the box'.

There are however plugins available such as "Cimy's extra fields" (or so, can't remember the exact name) that allow you to ask for additional info during the regular WP sign-up / registration process. You could use that. 

You want to try a general WP or PHP forum to seeif you can find a developer who can assist.

November 24, 2007
12:29 am
Sandra
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Hi there:

I have successfully used cForms II to create an audio request form on my blog and now I also want to create a username and password form that would allow visitors who have already signed up for access to be able to log back in for access later. Is there a way to create a database from those who have filled out the request form that I could then tie in to the username and password form?

I would also like to set this up so there is an automatic time-out after a certain amount of non-activity once people gain access to my audios page, as well as a log-out field. Additionally, I would like the cookies to clear from the user's browser once they log out, obviously, so they would have to log back in and can't just get in with cookies.

Can cForms do all this or am I just wishing on a star?

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November 24, 2007
9:29 am
Oliver
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Hi Sandra

In terms of your feature requests, this is way beyond cforms. cforms is a form-mailer foremost and doesn't do any user management or registration tasks.

With that said, of course you can create a nifty form that collects all necessary user data (& store them in the cforms tracking tables) and have that data being accessed bei your own PHP scripts to create user accounts from these and do all kinds of other things.

 

 

November 24, 2007
2:48 pm
Sandra
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Thank you, Oliver.

I am new to all this and trying to figure out how to put these things together without paying a web designer (no budget for one at this point). Do you have any recommendations as to how I can get what I'm looking for at no or low cost?

Thanks,

Sandra 

November 24, 2007
3:11 pm
Oliver
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Why not use the default WP user registration/sign-up feature? There are plugins available to enhance the rather limited functionality (more sign-up fields etc).

Or you could inquire at general WP and/or PHP forums for support in developing your exact requirements.

November 24, 2007
5:55 pm
Sandra
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Hello again, Oliver,

I really want to thank you for all the useful information you've shared with me here. For now, I think the way I've managed to set up my access request form and log-in process (using cForms) should work okay.

The only other thing I want to know is, is there a way I can change the characters people use for their passwords as they're logging in so that their password is kept private?

Ex: Password=1234
What the user sees: ****

Again, if this is too advanced, let me know.

For now, I'm just happy the forms are up and running, the confirmation emails are going out and the usernames and passwords are working!

Thanks a lot!

Sandra 

November 24, 2007
6:22 pm
Oliver
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You're welcome.

Not sure if I understand correctly, because the login/passwd form you have at the bottom doesn't really log the user onto your wordpress instance, does it? Or if it does, mind me asking how your accomplished it?

To your question: in the next release (v6.3) password input fields will be available. I'll send you a current code snapshot per email.

November 24, 2007
8:51 pm
Sandra
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Hello again,

The registration and log-in feature is to limit access to a private audio download page I have on my blog. When people register and create a username and password, they are sent a confirmation email and come back to the site, where they log-in and are re-directed to the private audio download page.

All I did was to create the two forms on the page: http://prosperityonabudget.com/useful-audios 

As far as how it works, I don't know, but I tested it and a couple of people have already signed up and gotten access to the audios, so it must be working for them. I'm also getting emails as people sign up and log in. If I start getting hundreds of sign-ups in a day, I will probably need to find a more streamlined solution (if there is one) but for now, I'm happy. You have no idea how long I've spent trying to figure out a way to do this!

Thank you, Oliver!

Sandra 

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