Verified Users Setup
This document provides instructions on how to set up the Verified Users extension. This extension adds a user verification system to the site so users can request verification and be manually verified by site admin.
- User Request Verification
- Manual Account Verification
- Automatic verification by User Role
Extension's settings #
Once you activate the extension, you will see the "Verified Users" tab on the page wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > Extensions. On this page, you can find these settings:
- Content Lock Redirect - Add a URL to which unverified users who try to access verified areas will be redirected.
- Only verified users can apply for jobs - (optional) This option needs the JobBoardWP extension.
Image - Settings on wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > Extensions > Verified Users
Email settings #
The extension adds these email templates:
- Account is verified Email - a template for the email notification to the user when his account is verified.
- Verification Request Email - a template for the email notification to admin when a user requests to have their account verified.
Administrators can edit email templates: enable, disable, change subject or body. Go to wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > Email, find the needed email template and click the button Edit (gear icon). You'll see the email template settings. Change what you want and save changes.
Image - Settings on wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > Email.
User Request Verification #
Once the Verified Users extension is activated on your site, users will see the Request Verification link in their profiles and accounts. They can also have the ability to cancel the request on their end.
Image - The Request Verification link in Profile.
Image - The Request Verification link in Account.
Administrators can view users who sent a verification request on the wp-admin > Users page. Just click the Request Verification item in the users filter above the table.
Image - The wp-admin > Users page.
Administrators can either Approve or Reject the verification request when they hover over the user.
Once the user is verified, a blue circle with a checkmark badge will appear after the user's name at frontend.
Image - A blue circle with a checkmark badge after the name in Profile.
Image - A blue circle with a checkmark badge after the name in the profile card.
Manual Account Verification #
Administrators can manually verify any user from the admin page with or without user request for verification.
Single user verification #
Click the Approve verification request or Verify link below the user name on the wp-admin > Users page. Alternatively, you can click the Edit link to edit and verify a user.
When you click the Edit link, scroll down to Account Verification and choose Verified Account on the drop-down menu. Click the Update User button at the bottom of the page to save changes.
Once you have verified a user, you will see a notice saying "Users have been updated". You can also see the Unverify link when you hover over the verified user.
Bulk verification #
If you need to verify more than one user, you can do bulk verification. Go to wp-admin > Users and select needed users - click on the checkbox of the users you need to verify. Then select Mark Account as verified from the UM Action dropdown menu and click the Apply button.
Image - How to apply bulk verification.
Automatic verification by User Role #
The plugin can automatically verify users with a specific role once they register on your site. To configure this, go to wp-admin > Ultimate Member > User Roles and click the role title to see the role settings. On the right side of the page, you will see the "Verified Accounts" panel. Select Yes in the setting Users with this role will automatically have a verified account.
Image - Settings on wp-admin > Ultimate Member > User Roles > Edit User Role.