Community Plugin for WordPress: are you thinking to create a community on your WordPress site? Do you want to keep your visitors engaged and coming back?
Meet Ultra Community.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY PLUGIN?
If you have a WordPress site and are wondering how to create a place on your site where people can meet and interact with each other, you can use a community plugin.
Such a plugin can automatically set up the basis for such a community.
Why one would want to have a community?
Community Plugin for WordPress: There is nothing better than a place where people can interact and express themselves. This keeps visitors engaged and coming back, but also this can create a place where others can be invited to join, creating in such a way returning visitors, new visitors, engagements and all that comes with this.
WHAT IS ULTRA COMMUNITY?
Ultra Community is a Community plugin for WordPress. It is a complete bundle to create your community site without having any advanced knowledge of programming.
It includes all of the features you’ve come to expect from any online community, like stunning user profiles, login and registration forms, notifications, and many more.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
Front end Login
Ultra Community offers an interactive front-end user login, with error handling and custom redirection support. See below to see how the login page looks like.
Front end Registration
Create multiple fully customizable front-end registration forms for your users. The plugin generates automatically a login page when it is installed which you can add to your navigation bar.
Create amazing user profiles which can be fully customized to your site’s specific requirements
Ultra Community allows you to create multiple user roles and give each role its own permissions and capabilities
Allow users to create and join groups
List all the registered users filtering them by User Role and setup which user roles can access the directory
List all groups filtering them by group type (public, private, secret)
Allows you to set up and customize email notifications that can be sent to users after a certain event happens. Each email type can be activated or deactivated
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PLUGIN
To get the plugin and to install it, is very simple.
You can go to the WordPress repository and download the plugin for free.
Click on Download.
You will get a Zipped file named Ultra-community.
Go to your WordPress Dashboard, and then go to Plugins, click on Add New:
Once you clicked on Add New, will be directed to a page where you have the option to upload the plugin:
Click on upload plugin and select the file Ultra-community downloaded before, to re-upload now.
Then Click on Install Now.
You will get the following page, click on Activate Now.
And there it is:
On the left side, you can see the plugin and the menu under it, which includes:
- General Settings
- User Roles
- Manage Users
In this article, we will go more in-depth about the default pages generated when the plugin is installed and how to find them.
DEFAULT PAGES GENERATED
Those are the default pages generated when the plugin is installed, you can see them in settings, inside the plugin Dashboard, but they are also generated pages inside your WordPress website.
Therefore if you want those page to be visible you have set it up.
Here are the generated pages:
And here you can see the actual pages in the WordPress site. For instance, you can see the login page from Ultra Community:
If for instance, I would like to make the login page visible in my website Heading, so people can find it and sign up, I would have to do the following:
Go to Appearance in your WordPress Site:
Once you find Appearance in the Dashboard, click on Menus.
Once there, you can see that on the left you can select the pages to add to your Menu Structure, in the Website Heading. Automatically are displayed the last pages added to the site.
Let’s Click on Login
And then Add to Menu just below and there is the menu added to my website Menu Structure, in the Heading Bar. Click Save.
Let’s see how the navigation bar looks like in the website and how the login page looks like:
Let’s see how it is now on my website:
Here you go, you can do the same with the other pages and decide where and if to display them in the navigation bar or not.
1. If the Login page was added to the menu, when the user is logged in the menu title will automatically change to Log Out
2. If the registration page is added to the menu, when the user is logged in the Registration link will automatically disappear from the menu (if the user is logged in that means is already registered)
3. If the User Profile page was added to the menu, when the user is logged in the Menu Title will change to My Profile
HOW EACH PAGE LOOKS LIKE
The login page you know how it looks like already.
Here is an example of the Forgot Password Page:
Here how a Members Page would look like
And here an example of how the Registration Page looks like:
Let me know in the comment below or via the Contact Me page if you have any question.