A great find for Wordpress membership site owners....

by jonb
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Hey folks,

Running my WP-based membership site is, for the most part, glitch free. But there was one thing that caused me constant headaches; wordpress's arcane password recovery system.

When a member forgets his or her password, here's what happens:

1. They click "lost my password" and enter their username or e-mail address
2. They receive a password re-set e-mail with a link.
3. They click on the link and are brought to a page that tells them to check their e-mail
4. They get an e-mail witha new password.

That's fine, except the new password generated is something like $*re@(bR1 So, either that trips them up (I have some technophobic members) or they then have to figure out how to change that password to something halfway legible. the result: I end up with 5 or 6 e-mails a day saying "Help - I can't figure out this password thing!"

I was ready to pay someone to code a solution for me when I found a solution: A WP plugin called Improved User Experience.

With this plug installed, here's what happens:

1. They click "lost my password" and enter their username or e-mail address
2. They receive a password re-set e-mail with a link.
3. They're brought right to their user profile page, where they can enter the password of their choice.

Awesome.

Here it is:

WordPress Plugin - Improved User Experience - Xavisys
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  • Profile picture of the author jonb
    One other thing about this plugin -- it gives you option of letting people log in using their e-mail address rather than their username. Might prove handy....
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  • Profile picture of the author techtamers
    Wahoo! Thank you so much for that! We've all that lost password experience so I really appreciate your sharing a solution.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
      Wow! That's brilliant!

      Thanks for the tip Jon.

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  • Profile picture of the author jonb
    Craign,

    Passwords are handled through Wordpress, so Wishlist can't really do anything to improve things. This plugin is the first thing I've found that does.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Thanks a lot John great find this is a very good plugin and surely one that is going to alleviate the headaches for members. thank you !
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