I have shown in the past how to change the WordPress new user notification by rewriting the wp_new_user_notification() function, which is a pluggable function. But the transition from WP 4.2 to 4.3 showed why even pluggable functions can be problematic. So here is a way to do it with a filter that almost no one knows about – wp_mail. [Read more…]
By default, the date in the PayPal extension displays as MM/DD/YYYY. Here is a filter for the extension to change that display to whatever date format is set in your WP settings. [Read more…]
This process is similar to the customization Redirect User On First Login. The difference here is that this forces the user to change their password from the randomly set password prior to being able to continue using the site. This would occur for initial password sent when registering as well as if a forgotten password is reset. [Read more…]
One thing I love about WP-Members is how versatile it is. Because of this it gets used in many applications that I did not really envision when I first released it in 2006. Recently, I had a support user ask about something that I am surprised has not come up before involving using alternate display names and/or nicknames for users because the user base is made up of minors (children).
This made total sense to me and I understand the needs of sites that have to protect identities of users, especially minors. In this particular case, the suggestion was made to create random values for the user’s display name and nickname that was used on the site.
Here is a set of scripts that will allow you to generate random display names for users. The given example uses colors and numbers creating results such as red22 or blue99, but this can be adapted to use as many different words as you would like and can also use more than two digits. It tests for name uniqueness, not allowing duplicate results, and also includes scripts for allowing users to update their name as long as it remains unique. [Read more…]
Here is a slightly more advanced example of using the wpmem_register_form_rows filter to modify a form input element. In this case, we will take a regular dropdown select field and add the optgroup label tag to sections of it.
Note: for best results in understanding this customization, it is best to create a test field exactly as described in this example and using the example scripts as they are written. Once you have it working, then you can move to creating this process for your specific field. [Read more…]