Authorizing members before access (free subscription)


Is there any way of authorizing members before the they can access their free subscription?

I want to give access to certain pages for free, but want to be able to see who is registering before I give them access.

Many thanks!

    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Thanks Vaughan. This is all pretty new to me so need a little more help…

    This is my wp-config.php below…I think :slight_smile:….Where shall I insert the text?


    define(‘WP_CACHE’, true); //Added by WP-Cache Manager

    define( ‘WPCACHEHOME’, ‘/hsphere/local/home/XXX/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/’ ); //Added by WP-Cache Manager


    * The base configurations of the WordPress.


    * This file has the following configurations: MySQL settings, Table Prefix,

    * Secret Keys, WordPress Language, and ABSPATH. You can find more information

    * by visiting {@link Editing

    * wp-config.php} Codex page. You can get the MySQL settings from your web host.


    * This file is used by the wp-config.php creation script during the

    * installation. You don’t have to use the web site, you can just copy this file

    * to “wp-config.php” and fill in the values.


    * @package WordPress


    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //

    /** The name of the database for WordPress */

    define(‘DB_NAME’, XXX);

    /** MySQL database username */

    define(‘DB_USER’, XXX);

    /** MySQL database password */

    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘ XXX);

    /** MySQL hostname */

    define(‘DB_HOST’, XXX);

    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */

    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’:wink:;

    /** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */

    define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”:wink:;


    * Authentication Unique Keys and Salts.


    * Change these to different unique phrases!

    * You can generate these using the {@link secret-key service}

    * You can change these at any point in time to invalidate all existing cookies. This will force all users to have to log in again.


    * @since 2.6.0


    define(‘AUTH_KEY’, XXX

    define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, XXX

    define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, XXX

    define(‘NONCE_KEY’, XXX

    define(‘AUTH_SALT’, XXX

    define(‘SECURE_AUTH_SALT’, XXX

    define(‘LOGGED_IN_SALT’, XXX

    define(‘NONCE_SALT’, XXX



    * WordPress Database Table prefix.


    * You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique

    * prefix. Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!


    $table_prefix = ‘wp_’;


    * WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.


    * Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen

    * language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install

    * to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de_DE’ to enable German

    * language support.


    define(‘WPLANG’, ”:wink:;


    * For developers: WordPress debugging mode.


    * Change this to true to enable the display of notices during development.

    * It is strongly recommended that plugin and theme developers use WP_DEBUG

    * in their development environments.


    define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);

    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    /** Absolute path to the WordPress directory. */

    if ( !defined(‘ABSPATH’:wink: )

    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/’:wink:;

    /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */

    require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’:wink:;

    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Thanks again!

    What happened now is that it sent a activation link to the email I registered and when I activated the link I could just log in.

    What do I do to authorize members before they are able to log in?


    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Updated to the Beta7 release and now I get this to the email I register with:

    Username: testmember

    Password: password123

    And then I can just log in.

    I would like to authorize members first before they can log in and access. Also…do they have do have a wp-login.php page? I just want them to access a certain page on my webpage.

    Any suggestions?

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