Chapter: Admin Reference

Custom Profile Forms

Users can be assigned different PROFILE forms based on their roles.  In order to use this feature, you will need to do the following: Create your user roles (if they do not already exist) and make sure that they are assigned to your users Create a custom user profile form for each of your roles […]


You can create menus that are shown for specific membership levels.  To do this, you first need to enable custom menus for each of your membership levels that require it. Go to MEMBERSHIPS->SETTINGS->LEVELS and edit any level. Scroll down to the NAVIGATION MENU option Turn on the check-box Click the Save Settings button. After you […]

Display Membership Card

The user profile page has a link to View and Print Membership Card.  But, for that to work, you need to set up the page with the appropriate short-code: [spms_membership_card] See short-code description and options here: All Short-codes When the user clicks the PRINT link in the upper right side of the page they will […]

Locking Memberships

Locking a membership prevents a user from making changes to their membership level.  This includes preventing them from upgrading to a membership if they currently do not have one.  This feature is useful for problem members that repeatedly purchase and cancel membership. Additionally, you can lock a membership for a specific term.  This is useful […]


Display A Progress Bar For Goals [spms_goal level=”1,2″ goal=”100″ goal_type=”members” fill_color=”#9932CC”] The short-code attributes are: after: Text to display after the goal text. background_color: Hexadecimal color value for background of the entire goal bar. Default: “#BBBBBB”. before: Text to display before the progress text to date. fill_color: Hexadecimal color value for the goal’s progress bar. […]


Shortcodes allow you to display data from the Simple:Press Member Manager plugin in most places where WordPress allows you to enter text.  In particular these includes, posts, pages and widgets. Note: Some plugins and themes might override shortcode use in certain locations on your site (such as widgets and custom post types).  If a short-code […]


Simple:Press Member Manager adds a very useful control option under each of your menu items that allow you to control who can see the menu item. This option is very useful when you want to have your LOGIN page appear only to logged out users and your LOGOUT link available only to users that are […]

User Roles

User Roles are a core concept in WordPress – they (along with low-level “capabilities”) allow WordPress to flexibly provide user security.  SPMM builds upon this system and adds additional controls to each user role. SPMM does not add any additional user roles – it simply uses what is already there.  WordPress itself creates 4 of […]

Form Management

When SPMM is installed, three forms are automatically created: The default registration form The default login form The default profile form For most sites, these forms are the only three that are necessary and you can go ahead and modify them as needed. But, you can also create new forms. Modifying the default forms You […]