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Non-blog user registration database question

  1. LCharlier
    Member

    WordPress newbie question:

    I am re-doing our company website using WordPress (i.e. it is NOT a blog). I wish to create a registered user database to, among other things, limit downloads of marketing material to registered users only (for the purpose of recording potential sales opportunities). I will also use this logon for the purpose of controlling access to our support knowledge base. Does your User Registration add-on fit this model or is it tailored more for creating/maintaining WordPress users (i.e. blog posters)? In a conventional, non-WordPress web environment (i.e. pure HTML with an underlying database), I would craft this solution using a database of my own creation and therefore have to maintain the access control, e-mail correspondence, etc... myself. Using WordPress and the wonderful world of plugins, I'm trying to avoid doing all this myself. Am I off-base here trying to use your add-on for this purpose?

    From a client perspective, I'm trying to present something akin to what your own site does with user registration:
    - present new users with a register link
    - present existing users with a logon screen
    - provide a password request/reset function

    From a developer perspective, I need to be able to validate logons and subsequently determine what the user can, and cannot, see/do on the site.

    Thanks in advance for any-and-all assistance.

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Gravity Forms' User Registration add-on is just to create WordPress users. You would probably want a Membership plugin, and there are many out there to choose from, all my best!

    Posted 7 years ago on Monday March 25, 2013 | Permalink