How To Allow Users To Register On Your WordPress Website?
October 27th, 2015 | by Ravi Chahar || 8 Comments |
You may have read about adding a new user to WordPress, managing their roles. But have you ever thought how to allow users to register at your website? I mean if you don’t allow users to register at your website then how will they become your subscriber? In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to allow users to register on WordPress website?
WordPress provides you a default option to select if you want to allow everyone to register at your website. And if you want to let people know about registration permissions then you can show the registration links on your website.
Use WordPress Settings To Allow Users To Register:
Here you will learn more about users and their role to be played on your website. When you allow any user to register at your website than it is your duty to handle his/her role. You have to manage the role.
Selection of users role is very important. It is done when people register at your website. It may be done for writing guest posts at your website or just to comment.
Most of the time, people don’t like to fill their details every time they comment on your website. So, they can register at your website and can comment just by logging into your website.
How to Allow Users To Register?
Now it’s time to show you the steps required to allow people to register.
Step 1:- Like always, the first thing is to login into your WordPress dashboard.
Step 2:- You will find many options in the left-hand-side menu bar. From which, you have to “Settings“. You will see many options. Many options will be shown to you about the settings of some plugins you have used at your website.
There are some plugins whose settings can be found here. WordPress does it automatically.
Step 3:- Apart from all other settings, you have to click at “general”. A new page will open for you.
Step 4:- Many options will be shown to you. Option showing your website title, tagline, site address and more. Below email address you will find a checkbox. If you check that box then you allow users to register at your website.
You can see the written line showing “Anyone can register“. Just check that box and you are done. But now the main thing is left. You have to select the users’ role. Whoever will register at your website he/she should be provided with a role at your website.
Most os the time people choose “subscriber” option. It is because a subscriber has the least power to interfere at your website. He/she can only manage his/her own profile and can comment at your website without filling their details again and again.
Step 5:- To set the default role of the user who subscribes at your website can be chosen from here only. Below the checkbox you can find options to choose. Just select “subscriber” from the top-down menu.
How To Show Registration Link?
It’s obvious that you have to show registration link on your website. Most of the bloggers prefer to show it in the footer section of their website. You can also add it to your website just by adding a widget box.
WordPress has it’s default “Meta” box to show login, registration, comment RSS, and more options. You can use that. And if you are using any theme which provides another widget box then you also use that. In Thesis you will find an extra widget to allow users to register at your website by showing registration link.
- Just go to Appearance>>Widgets and then drop the “Meta” box into the footer of your website. You can write any title if you want to show or you can leave it blank. Save the box and you will see the result in the footer.
Are you going to allow users to register at your website? Are you going to provide them a specific role or just a subscriber? Depending on your choice, you can do it your own.
Just remember that selection of the users’ role is very important. You should choose it wisely. If you want to ask something then contact me.