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  • #36587

    gmb
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    I have been searching for days with no luck..

     

    I would like to create Client Login page that has a simple user name and password  box. When the client inputs their user name and password that the admin has assigned them, they are re directed to a link that I have assigned to that particular user name and code.

    I do not want this to be a password protected wordpress page. It is simply a link to a url of my choosing.

    Context: I am a photographer and create web gallery proofs of 100′s of images for each of my clients. I upload these web galleries manually via an ftp software into a folder specific to these files. I just want to have clients go to my site, click on the client login button, put their personal assigned info in and voila a new page opens that is their images.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

     

    GB

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    braddalton
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    #37208

    gmb
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    Thanks for the links, I was aware of some of these but I am not sure that they do what I need or if they do, it seems more complicated than I hoped.

    I simply want a page called “Client Login” that every client goes to, they input their specific user name and password and gets redirected to an other URL which is a separate non WordPress related gallery of images that I have uploaded manually using FTP.

     

    Am I missing something or is this not as typical a need as I thought because I can not seem to find a plugin that does this simply?

     

    Thanks,

     

    GB

    #37217

    braddalton
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    They can register using the wordPress login but then you’ll need code or a plugin to redirect them to a custom url.

    The the page where the images are displayed needs to be password (member) protected.

    Then you want to redirect different members to different url’s which is why you need the plugins otherwise you’ll need different code snippets.

    I’d keep it all in WordPress. You can still host the images anywhere externally but embed them in your site. You could then use easy digital downloads plugin for eCommerce.

    Bit of setup is involved.


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    #37223

    gmb
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    If I embed the images  into my WordPress site and estimate that each client has about 100 megs of images that I need to upload, will this not slow down or cause others issues for my site, considering I upload 100 megs a week?

    #37231

    braddalton
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    Upload them to Amazon S3 and embed them in WordPress. Won’t effect WordPress.


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    #37232

    gmb
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    I see!

    OK, I am watching a video tutorial now that demonstrates how S2 Member can be used in the manner I describe. I will return with updates shortly.

    Thanks,

    G.

     

     

    #37249

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    Good plugin.


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    #37440

    gmb
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    So after watching a 15 minute  S2 tutorial video a few times, I have decided it is a too complicated solution with a plugin not originaly intended to do such a task (as stated by the lead developer).

    So I am back in search mode.

    It is hard to believe that no one has created a simple plugin to do this:

    Click on a page, input your own username and password and be redirected to a new URL automatically which in my case would be a web gallery of images that I manually uploaded via ftp.

    #37525

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    There might be one but they can be hard to find when there’s tens of thousands of them.

    How about this one http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/peters-login-redirect/

    You could also find a developer to use this function and write you some code which does exactly what you want. http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_login_url


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    #37528

    gmb
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    Yea, the peters login is one of the ones that is suggested to be used with an other plugin called members. If I can not find a single plugin, I may have to go this path. Or as you say, get some one to code it for me.

     

    FYi – here is the link if you are interested in one of the few options I have found to create a client portal:

     

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-a-simple-client-portal?replies=21

     

    THANKS..

     

     

    #37530

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    S2 member would be the easiest.

    You could setup that plugin within an hour or 2. I have used it many times, even on my own site and written a few tutorials about how to set it up..

    Using 3 plugins together won’t work as well.


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    #37610

    gmb
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    If you can imagine, I have installed S2 membership and uninstalled it twice so far, thinking thats my solution, then becoming over whelmed how to get this function plus its just so much plugin and complexity for such a simple task.

    Seems like it might just be my one plugin solution if I can not find anything else.

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