Profile permalink base #
This option allows you to select the profile permalink base that will appear in the URL when viewing a user's profile on your site. By default, the profile permalink will be set to show the "Username" in the URL. You can set the permalink option to be:
|Profile Permalink Base||Examples|
|First and Last Name with '.'||www.yoursite.com/user/ john.doe/|
|First and Last Name with '-'||www.yoursite.com/user/ john-doe/|
|First and Last Name with '+'||www.yoursite.com/user/ john+doe/|
|User ID||www.yoursite.com/user/ 12/|
|Unique hash string||www.yoursite.com/user/ ~bf18030f2a9d00170a/|
|Custom usermeta||www.yoursite.com/user/ my%20permalink%20base/|
If you have selected custom usermeta from the Profile Permalink Base, you are required to enter the metakey of the data in the Profile Permalink Base Custom Metakey. The data selected should be from a required field in your site that exists for all users and the value should be unique. Otherwise, you may have an unexpected result.
If necessary, developers can generate this custom meta in force mode by using the hook
User display name #
This option allows you to select the display name for users of your site. If it exists, the default setting uses the first name and last name as the display names. The display name can be one of the following:
- Nickname – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by the nickname they created when registering on your site
- Username – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by the username they created when registering on your site e.g johndoe
- First name & last name – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by their first and last name e.g John Doe.
- Last name & first name – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by their last and first name e.g Doe, John.
- First name & first initial of last name – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by their first name and the first initial of their last name e.g John D.
- First initial of first name & last name – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by the first initial of their first name and their last name e.g J Doe.
- First name only – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by their first name only e.g John.
- Default WP Display name – If this option is selected users of your site will be identified by the text that they have entered into the display name field
- Custom field(s) – If this option is selected your users' display name will be selected from the custom field(s) they fill in when registering on your site.
Automatically redirect author page to their profile?
This option allows you to redirect the author page to the UM profile page. The author page will commonly appear when a user clicks on the author's name on a blog post.
Enable Members directory
This option allows you to completely disable member directories from your site. If you turn member directories off the member directories link from the Ultimate Member menu in the admin.
This option allows you to decide whether to use Gravatars or the default Ultimate Member image for user profile photos before users upload a custom profile photo.
Show/hide password button
This option enables and displays the toggle button next to the password fields on the UM Forms and Account page. This option is disabled by default for both existing users and new installations. When this option is enabled, the eye icon appears to the right of the password field. If the eye icon is clicked or pressed, it will display the unencrypted password.
This setting can be utilized in the following locations:
- Any password field in UM profile, registration, or login form
- Password field on the reset password page
- Password field on account > delete tab
- Password field for exporting or erasing user data
Require a strong password?
This option allows you to require a strong password when a user resets their password using the password reset/forgot password process. You can enable or disable strong password rules common to all Ultimate Member forms. The password field on the registration form has the option to enable the force strong password. This option has no setting when changing the password on the account page.
Password minimum length
This option allows you to set the minimum number of characters for the password. However, the password field in the UM forms has its settings to enable or disable the password minimum length. Leave this option empty or blank to use the default value of 8.
Password maximum length
This option allows you to set the maximum number of characters for the password. However, the password field in the UM forms has settings that enable or disable the maximum length of the password. The default maximum value is 30.
Avoid indexing profile by search engines #
Profiles are protected from indexing by search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo! etc.) if this option is enabled. The plugin adds SEO meta tags to the page
<head> section if the profile indexing is allowed.
There are other settings that influence the profile indexing. Here is a list of related settings ranked by priority from high to low:
- Discourage search engines from indexing this site in wp-admin > Settings > Reading. This setting influences the whole site and has the highest priority. Profiles are not indexed if this setting is turned on.
- Profile Privacy in Account > Privacy*. This setting influences a certain member profile. Private profiles are not indexed.
- Avoid indexing my profile by search engines in Account > Privacy*. This setting influences a certain member profile and is used to disable indexing for the public profile.
- Avoid indexing profile by search engines in wp-admin > Ultimate Member > User Roles > Edit Role. This is a common setting for all members with a certain role that may be overridden by a personal account setting.
- Avoid indexing profile by search engines in wp-admin > Ultimate Member > Settings > General > Users. This is a common setting for all members that may be overridden by the role setting and personal account setting.
*Note: Settings "Profile Privacy" and "Avoid indexing my profile by search engines" are shown in Account > Privacy for members who can make their profile private.
Activation link lifetime
This option allows setting a limit in seconds on how long the activation link will exist. To have an endless limit, leave the setting empty or blank.
Deleting user comments after deleting a user
When you delete a user and their content, the comments made by the deleted user will still remain; this is a native WordPress working logic. To remove comments from deleted users, you must enable this option.