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member renew date and custom user meta in WP user profile

  1. I have a developer's license and am using the paypal, mailchimp and user registration add ons, and 'members' plug in to set up a club membership with private members area. A member is added to WP and Mailchimp lists after payment. This is working. Yea!
    i assume that somewhere, WP knows what the renew date is since i have a 1 year membership they pay for. I have not added the renew date to the form so how do I access the renew date to manually add a member, or show that renew date on user profile editor.
    I did find this entry in the support forum for the entry date: How can I put todays date on the form that will show up in the results.
    "a date field that I will hide so only admin can see it.
    You can use one of these merge tags as the default value for your hidden field:
    {date_mdy}" .
    2. There is custom meta collected by the club for ea. member which is not showing on user profile. Once i create the custom user meta fields with justin tadlock's http://justintadlock.com/archives/2009/09/10/adding-and-using-custom-user-profile-fields link, will previously added members custom meta be in their user profile? Where is this data stored?
    3. I am unclear on the concept of creating a login name. I have created a field called login, and could have it auto fil with the email address and have it hidden, or non editable. but, i want the user to know that the email address will be their login. should i use the merge tag: {user:user_email}?

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday May 3, 2013 | Permalink
  2. update: no need to answer #2 question. The custom user meta fields are in the wp_user-meta table.
    and i believe I've worked out the answer to #3.
    but i am still needing help with question 1. Renew date.
    many thanks, eve

    Posted 11 years ago on Saturday May 4, 2013 | Permalink
  3. Regarding #1, were you able to store today's date in the form for admin use only?

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday May 6, 2013 | Permalink
  4. yes!

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday May 6, 2013 | Permalink
  5. And, on #2. I have accessed the wp_usermeta table, and the fields are showing fine in my user profile as I add the custom fields. Yea!

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday May 6, 2013 | Permalink
  6. How do I create a renew field that will be 365 days from join date? For members that will need to renew after the first year, I will have a renew form in the members area that is an annual recurring subscription, but the initial join form is not recurring (different price), it's a product or service, so I need to tell it a 1 year expiration to lock the user out of the members area and let admin know who is expired.
    Perhaps there is a better way to approach this? using GF, paypal, mailchimp, and User Registration add ons.
    many thanks,
    eve

    Posted 11 years ago on Tuesday May 7, 2013 | Permalink
  7. I found the answer at http://gravitywiz.com/populate-date-one-year-from-current-date/
    Thank you,
    eve

    Posted 11 years ago on Tuesday May 7, 2013 | Permalink
  8. Gravity only helps you to create and update users.

    I'm developing a similar project using GF, Members and Expire Users.

    I have in the registration forms set to insert a custom meta with the expire date (1 month or 1 year from now, depending on what the user chooses). Expire Users takes care of the role change at that set date. For the users to continue, I have Update forms where if they pay, there are 2 options in the backend: if it's expired, expire date is set from now + month/year, if he is still active takes the expiration date and adds a month/year.

    This was my logic way of doing it.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday May 8, 2013 | Permalink
  9. This sounds like a very good solution.
    thank you for posting.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday May 8, 2013 | Permalink
  10. Madalin Ignisca, is there a way I could email you privately? I have installed the expiry plugin, and a field for expriy date 1 year from join date, but for continuing users, your solution, "Update forms where if they pay, there are 2 options in the backend: if it's expired, expire date is set from now + month/year, if he is still active takes the expiration date and adds a month/year." I wonder if you could explain this a bit more so I could reproduce it?
    many thanks,
    eve

    Posted 11 years ago on Friday May 10, 2013 | Permalink
  11. Eve, you can find public contact information for Madalin on her profile page:
    http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/profile/everydayseo

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday May 13, 2013 | Permalink
  12. Chris, I'm a male! :P

    Posted 11 years ago on Monday May 20, 2013 | Permalink
  13. Sorry about that! I see your avatar is updated now. Were you able to connect with Eve?

    Posted 10 years ago on Sunday May 26, 2013 | Permalink