Reset password with just an email address

WP-Members 2.9 introduced some new filter hooks to make customizing the various forms much easier.  If you have set up a previous version of the plugin to allow password resets with just an email address, you probably already know that most form changes of this type required using the php function str_replace.  Version 2.9 has new filter hooks that make this process much simpler.   [Read more...]

Add a Date of Birth Field with Dropdown Selections for Month, Day, and Year

I have received a lot of requests in the past for how to add a set of dropdown selections for date and store it as a single user meta value. This is a great example of using the new wpmem_register_form_rows filter hook, a new hook in 2.9, because we can use a single field in the WP-Members Fields tab for the date of birth to be stored as a single meta and use the filter to quickly change the placeholder field to a trio of dropdowns for date selection.

Note: this example requires a some php work, but like all of the examples here, I have tried to make it as “cut-and-paste ready” as I can.  For many, this will work out of the box.  For some, you may want to change the way the date is assembled and displayed (i.e. DD/MM/YYYY). I’ve tried to comment the code snippet as much as possible so you can follow what is going on.   [Read more...]

Modifying default error messages that are not editable in the dialogs tab

When I first developed the admin panels for the plugin, I added editable dialogs for most of the various error messages.  Since then, some additional dialogs have been added for form validation (as well as the ability to add your own validation and messages).  However, most of those were not included in the dialogs tab.  This is mainly because it does take quite a bit of programming overhead and more system resources for adding this as a feature.

So what if you want to change one of these messages?  For example, you would like to change the message “The username cannot include non-alphanumeric characters” to something more light hearted, such as “Like, no weird characters in the username, dude!”  This code snippet collects a number of these default message strings and allows you to replace them with your own versions.   [Read more...]