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  • #2319

    blackswan
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    I used the FREE version but found it lacking: (a) I needed to enable users to upload their avatars; and (b) I had problems uploading media (see the support ticket I lodged here, which has remained unanswered by anyone: http://wedevs.com/support/topic/problems-uploading-media/).

    So I decided, okay, maybe getting the PRO version will enable me to fix these two issues.  So I got myself a PRO version …. and now I'm lost because the shortcodes in FREE don't work in PRO anymore.

    Can somebody please assist me what the shortcodes should be for:

    • Re-creating the Profile page in FREE
    • Re-creating the dashboard in FREE
    • Re-creating the form for creating new posts in FREE
    • Re-creating the form for editing a post in FREE

    These are my immediate needs right now – just to replicate what I already have in FREE but using my new PRO. 

    At least, with the above sorted out, my users can still use my site while I'm trying to sort out how to use PRO.

    I realise the info I'm seeking is just buried somewhere in your documentation.  But I have no time right now to delve into it.  I suggest, in fact, that you provide these quick instructions (how to re-create the the pages created in FREE) as standard inclusion in your PRO packet, given that most (if not all) of your PRO subscribers are probably upgrading from FREE.

    Sorry, but just getting frustrated here with the situation I've found myself into.

     

    #2320

    Tareq Hasan
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    Here's the quick answer:

    1. Create a registration form from “Registration Forms” menu. Add the “Profile Fields” and “Custom Fields” as you need, give them right “Field Label” and “Meta Key” where needed. Now hit “Publish”. Go back to the “Registration Forms” menu, you'll see your all “Registration Forms” that you've created. Every registration form can be used for two purpose, 1) Registration, 2) Updating User profile, for those purposes there are two shortcode. As you don't need the registration feature, you need to use the “Edit Profile” shortcode, which is in this format: `[wpuf_profile type=”profile” id=”54″]`. Now insert that code in your profile page where you previously inserted `[wpuf_editprofile]` shortcode. You are done.

    2. The FREE versions dashboard and PRO versions dashboard is same. So the old one will work.

    3. You've to create a form, from the “Forms” menu. Add “Post Fields”, “Custom Fields” or “Custom Taxonomies” as you need. Hit “Publish” and go back to the “Forms” menu, you'll get the shortcode again. Now insert that shortcode in your page where previously `[wpuf_addpost]` was.

    4. You can use just newly created “Forms” for editing the posts. But you've to do something first. If you go to edit a post, it'll show an error “I don’t know how to edit this post, I don’t have the form ID”. So quoting directly from FAQ:

    Ans: When you create a post with the new version of WP User Frontend, a form ID is being attached to that post. It’s needed because you might have 10 forms and it doesn’t know which form should be used to edit that post.

    For this problem with older posts, one thing you need to do. If you go the those posts edit screen in backend, you’ll see a meta box “WPUF Form”, select the form that should be used to edit the form.

    That means, you've to update your all existing posts and assign a Form ID to those posts in order to update those posts with your newly created form.

    Hope your problems will be solved. Ask questions if you don't understand.

    #2321

    blackswan
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    Actually, I will take it one step further and suggest that, instead of providing instructions, you should just provide ready-to-use forms (in the PRO install) that replicate those used in FREE so that new PRO subscribers only need to put in the shortcodes instead of having to create new forms from scratch.

    Can you advise on what your thoughts/leanings of the above?

    The above will also give new PRO users an idea of how to set up new forms, etc.  Like an example that they can learn from.  Tweaking something that already exists is a much more effective learning vehicle than trying to create something from scratch (frustrating, frustrating, frustrating).

    At least, if you go with my suggestion above, future PRO users will not have to be confused and frustrated as I am now.

     

     

     

    #2322

    Tareq Hasan
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    Seems like a great idea, I'll definitely take your suggestion.

    #2324

    blackswan
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    Great.  And thanks for the instructions.

    I have a few questions about the resulting forms from the shortcodes, but I will do that in another thread.

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