Please keep in mind that if you wanna use the new version, you need to update all of the MusexPress widgets in your Muse project (to the new version) to be sure that everything will work correctly on your site.
It’s recommended to use the version 2.0 of Ultimate Member Plugin although both versions are compatible. You can download it from this temporary link.
Download the MusexPress Ultimate Member Plugin from here. After the unzip you will find to folders: Widgets and Plugin.
Go to the WordPress admin panel and go to the “plugins” menu. Click on the “add new” button on the top and then upload the plugin.
Select the ultimate-member.zip file from the plugin folder and then click on the “install now” button. Wait for the installation and then activate the plugin.
It is recommended to install MusexPress – Ultimate Member plugin as first and then Ultimate Member plugin. That’s because you will able to feel free to design forms and pages as you prefer, indipendently from default Ultimate Member ones. If you think you could need default Ultimate Member items instead, you can do the opposite.
Once the Ultimate Member plugin has been installed a new voice will appear in the WordPress Admin Panel: Ultimate Member. Let’s see its main features.
– Dashboard: here you find a general overview about users status (total number of users, approved, inactive, rejected, pending, etc.)
– User Roles: here you can setup user roles. You will be able to add roles and edit them. Clicking on “edit” under each item you can change permissions concerning that specific role. E.g. you can configure Login, Logout or Registration option. It’s very useful if you have a multiple roles website.
– Forms: this tab allows to add and manage forms needed by people to register, login and view the profile. They all are easily editable both in design and number of fields you want to show.
– Settings: this tab makes it possible to handle all the needed pages concerning Ultimate Member that you have previously created in Muse (see the section below to see how to behave on the Muse side).
– Members Directories: With Ultimate Member you can add member directories to your site. You will able to create different types of member directory forms.
For further info, please take a look at official Ultimate Member documentation.
In the widget folder you can find the mulib file, so just click on it and go to Adobe Muse. In the library panel a folder called “MusexPress – Ultimate Member” will appear. In this folder you can find several widgets:
– Login Form
– Register Form
– Password Reset Form
– Account Page
– Members Page
– User Profile Page
– User Avatar
– Login/Logout buttons
To setup the pages required for Ultimate Member to work you will need these pages:
– Password Reset
They are the basic needed for Ultimate Member to work. If you need an advanced setup of Ultimate Member, you have to create these pages too:
Finally you could also create a Community. You have to create further page:
Register Page: Create this page and drag & drop the Register Form widget within it. Insert the URL of your website in the reference field and the Form ID. You can find it in WordPress settings: it’s the ID coupled with the Registration Form you have created in WordPress previously.
Login Page: Same procedure as before. Create the page and drag & drop the Login Form widget. Insert the URL and the Form ID assigned to the Login Form you have created in WordPress.
Password Reset Page: Create the page and drag & drop the Password Reset Form widget. No ID is required for this page.
Logout Page: The logout page is the page that will trigger a logged in user to logout of your site. Just leave it blank as it will simply redirect to another page you have chosen.
Account Page: Create the page and drag & drop the related widget. Insert the website URL and an Account Page form will appear.
User page: Create the page and drag & drop the User widget. Insert the website URL and the form ID you find in the User Profile form you’ve created in WordPress.
Members Page: Create the page and drag & drop the Members widget. In the widget panel you have to insert the ID of the Members form you’ve created in WordPress. You can find it following the path: Ultimate Member–>Members Directories from WordPress admin panel.
You can also decide how many users you want to see in Muse preview mode. It’s very useful to have a full control over the design of the page.
All these forms are customizable in the layout and the choice of fonts directly from the widget menu. You can also use the native text options of Muse.
User Avatar: In the mulib folder you’ll also find this widget that allows to create your own avatar indipendently from Gravatar. If you want to use it, you have to insert it in the Blog Page.
Login/Logout buttons: Finally, you’ll find these widgets . They are two simple State Buttons (you can customize as you want) that by being dynamic, may be overlaid on the top of one other (we suggest to “Lock” one of them to put on the top of the other). Depending on wheter you’re logged in or not, one or the other button will be displayed. Note that you have to assign a generic link (e.g. https://www.musegain.com) to both of them from the Muse Hyperlinks Menu. Without the links, the widgets doesn’t work.
To create restricted content only accessible under certain conditions, you must configure the single content (post, page as well as products) as accessible only if a given condition is satisfied.
Once your website design is finished, click on the File menu and then “upload to FTP hosting”. We insert our FTP credentials and continue. Now we have to insert the site URL. Pay attention to the “folder on server section”. That’s a very important step to have MusexPress working properly. You need to insert here the same WordPress installation path as completed before (either in root folder or in subfolder) and add /mxp_theme. We’re ready to go to the next steps. In the Upload section select “All files” if you’re uploading MusexPress for the first time. Then you can choose “only modified files”. Click ok. You will see an FTP validation alert. Don’t worry about that. Click on Ignore and wait for the website upload.
Once the upload is completed, go to your WordPress admin panel.
Go to MusexPress menu and click in the pages converter. Select all the pages and click on the convert button.
To take up all the features and functionalities of Ultimate Member plugin, please refer to the official documentation.