In order to keep things on the front end of the site where things are wrapped in your theme (as opposed to the WP back-end), the plugin allows you to set an area for registered users to manage their settings, change their password, and also reset a forgotten password.
Setting this page up is exactly like setting up a registration page, covered in the section on Registration.
Note: this page is not intended to be the location of your protected content. See the section on Managing Content for information on how to set up protected pages.
Creating a User Profile Area
The User Profile is a page where logged in users can update their profile information and change their password. Also on this page, a logged out user can have a forgotten password reset. Create a new page and place the following shortcode in the body:
Note: If you have set the plugin to block pages by default, you should set this page to be unblocked.
User Profile Location
Once you create the User Profile page as outlined above, it is available as a page in your WP installation to be added to menus in the same way you handle other pages. This is dependent upon you and your theme, and whether you display all pages in a default menu.
WP-Members™ has an option setting for you to enter the URL of your user profile page. This is optional and does not effect the functioning of the page. It merely provides the plugin with knowing where the page is and uses this to generate a “Forgot Password” link in the login forms.
Note: The user profile is not the only place in the plugin for a user to reset a forgotten password. You can set up this functionality with the “password” page parameter. However, if you want the plugin to automatically provide a “forgot password” link in your login form, you must set up this optional page and set the location in the plugin’s settin