Manage Plugin Settings
Blocking Posts/Pages by default
WP-Members can block post and/or pages by default. The plugin installs set to block posts, but not pages, but you can change that setting on the Options screen.
Posts: it is important that you get in the habit of using the ‘more’ tag in your posts if you are blocking posts by default. This is what creates an excerpt for summary pages, such as monthly archives or search results. If you do not use the ‘more’ tag, full content will be shown on these pages.
Pages: pages do not need to use the ‘more’ tag. However, if you have selected to “Show Excerpts” above the login/registration on restricted content, you MUST use the ‘more’ tag on a page, otherwise the full content will show above the login/registration.
Regardless of the default setting you have chosen for Posts or Pages, any Post or Page can be set at the article level to override the default setting. This is done with a Custom Field (which will be covered shortly).
A full discussion of each of these settings is covered in the Users Guide.
This settings screen allows you to pick which data fields will be included in your registration form and which of the selected fields will be required. Also, the plugin notes which of the fields is native to WordPress. (Note: if you have a need to customize the fields that are installed with the plugin, read this post regarding the steps to do so.)
This screen allows you to customize certain dialogs and error messages that the plugin delivers on the front end. This should be self explanatory. Note that if you have selected to moderate registrations (holding them for admin approval), you should definitely change the “registration completed” dialog to something more appropriate.
HTML is allowed in the dialog messages. However, it should be noted that you need to carefully test any HTML that you use to be sure that it is compatible between the plugin and your theme.
At the bottom of this screen, you can enter HTMLfor the Terms of Service (TOS) pop-up.
If you have selected the option to include CAPTCHA on your registration form, the reCAPTCHA tab will show for plugin settings. WP-Members uses reCAPTCHA, for which you will need a free API key.
Note: if you have turned this option on, but have not included an API key, the CAPTCHA will not display.