How do I create user accounts on my WordPress site?

After you install the Sequel Plugin for WordPress, the next step is to enable user registration so you can keep track of your attendees and control the security of your live events.

There are many options in WordPress to allow user registration, including social login, enterprise SSO, custom login forms or simple username and password. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be using a free WordPress plugin (Ultimate Member) to enable username/password registration and login, that can be installed from the Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard. This plugin will automatically generate login, register, lost password and profile pages giving you a perfect start to test our components.

Getting started:

  1. Navigate to your WordPress admin dashboard and select Plugins

  2. Click Add New and search for Ultimate Member

  3. Click Install and activate

  4. After installation, the plugin will create a few additional pages on your site. Navigate to Pages in your WordPress dashboard and you will see these new pages (e.g. "Logout", "Login", "User", "Account", "Members", "Password Reset").

  5. These pages can be customized to fit your branding and include additional registration fields. The main documentation for this plugin can be found here.

That’s it! You now have a way to keep your Virtual Stages and Networking Hubs in secure pages on your WordPress site.

  • To invite users, make sure you publish your website and send the registration link (the public URL with /register at the end, e.g ("https://sequel.wpcomstaging.com/register/")

  • Once a user registers, they will be automatically logged in and they can access specific pages on your site.

  • If they are returning users, you can point them to the Login page.

  • When a login-in user navigates to a page with an embedded Virtual Stage or Networking Hub, our plugin will automatically detect the user first, last name and profile picture.

This tutorial only helps you implement a basic registration/login form, we do not recommend this setup in production. If you choose to use Ultimate Member or a similar plugin, please read more documentation to customize your forms, create a better user flow, add extra security checks (e.g. Recaptcha), or integrate with social login to make it easier for your attendees to join your event.

The Sequel Admin Dashboard will automatically pick up all registered accounts so you can make them Presenters or Hosts for any event. Learn more about Access options as an alternative to creating user accounts in your WordPress site.

 

Please note that creating user accounts on your WordPress site is not necessary if you are using Sequel's Email Registration