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Lesson 8 – Configure Simple:Press Forum

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In this eighth lesson, Configure Simple:Press Forum, of our How to Create a Membership Website course we go through all of the settings and components of the plugin and show how to configure them. We begin with user configuration discussing how WordPress user roles, WP eMember membership levels and Simple:Press user groups work together. Then we move on to configuring Forum permissions, user roles, options, components and profiles.

User Configuration – Watch the Video

  • Understanding the Relationships

    • WordPress User Roles
    • WP eMember Membership Levels
    • Simple:Press User Groups
    • User Groups to Forums to Permission Sets
  • The process

    • User signs up
    • WP eMember adds them to:
      • Member Level
      • User Role
    • Simple:Press Forum adds them to
      • User Group
    • Simple:Press Forum controls access to forums
      • By User Group
      • By Permission Set
  • Setup WP User Roles

  • Configure WP eMember

    • General Settings
    • WordPress User Integration Settings
    • Member Levels

Configure Simple:Press Forum Permissions, User Roles – Watch the Video

  • User Groups

    • What is a user group?
      • method of assigning permissions
    • Default User Groups
      • Guests
      • Members
      • Moderators
    • Assignment to groups
      • automatic assignment
      • manual assignment
  • Create New User Group for Free Members

    • Name
    • Description
  • User Role Settings so far

    • WordPress Roles
      • Subscriber – default
      • Member – created in week 4
    • WP eMember Roll Mapping
      • Free – Subscriber
      • Everything else – Member
  • Align User Group with WordPress User Roles

    • Options -> Member Settings
    • Default User Group Membership
      • Guests
      • New Members
    • User Group Memberships Based on WP Role:
      • admin – moderator
      • editor – moderator
      • author – member
      • contributor – member
      • subscriber – free member
      • member – member

Configure Simple:Press Forum Permissions, Permissions – Watch the Video

  • Permission Sets

    • No Access
    • Read Only Access
    • Limited Access
    • Standard Access
    • Full Access
    • Moderator Access
  • Create a New Permission Set

    • Name
    • Description
    • Actions
      • Can view Admin Posts
  • Edit Permission Set

    • Actions
  • Reset Global Permission Sets – Forums -> Add Global Permission Set

    • Select User Group
    • Select Permission Set
    • This can be over ridden on a forum by forum basis
    • Reset
      • Members – Full Access
      • Free Members – Read Only Access (we’ll over ride this when necessary)
  • Set Group Permissions -> Courses

    • Edit Group
    • Set permissions for each user group
  • Set Forum over rides

    • Free Forum – How to install WordPress
    • View Forum Permissions
      • Free Member -> Edit Permission Set
  • Set Group Permissions -> Support

    • Edit Group
    • Set permissions for each user group
      • Guests -> no access
      • Free members -> full access
    • Double check

Configure Simple:Press Forum Options – Watch the Video

  • Global Display Settings

    • Forum Page Title
    • Display Search Form
    • QuickLinks
    • Page Links – pagination of posts in forum
    • First and Last Post Displays
    • Breadcrumb Links
    • Members unread post
    • About box
  • Appearance Settings

    • Forum Settings
    • Topic Settings
    • Post Settings
  • Content Settings

    • Image enlargement
    • post ratings
    • spam
    • Code syntax highlighting
    • Profanity
    • Post Links
    • Shortcode filtering
  • Member Settings

    • Member Profiles
    • Guest settings
    • Inactive Member settings
  • Style Settings

Configure Simple:Press Forum Components – Watch the Video

  • Editor

    • editor
    • select editor
    • force paste options
  • Login and Registration

    • Registration – make sure this is set properly
    • Settings -> General -> Membership
    • Admin View Statement
  • SEO

    • Meta tags
    • Sitemap
    • meta tag setup
  • Private Messaging

  • Blog Linking

  • Uploads

Configure Simple:Press Forum Profiles – Watch the Video

  • Profile Options

    • Display name format
    • Profile Link
    • Website Link
    • Photos
    • Signature image
    • Display Profile Mode
      • pop up vs Profile Page
      • wrap profile display
    • Profile Form
  • Profile Data

    • Required
    • Included
    • Displayed
  • Custom Profile Fields

  • Avatars

    • Options
      • max rating
      • replace WP
    • Priorities
      • upload avatar
    • Avatar Pool

Configure Simple:Press Forum Other Settings – Watch the Video

  • Configuration – Code and Query Optimizations

    • Remove all we aren’t using
    • blog link
    • post link
    • tags
    • pages
    • pm
    • stats
  • WP Integration – Page and Permalink

    • Set the page
    • Simple Press may have created it’s own – forum-2
    • Load JavaScript in Footer

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