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Login Options between wordpress users and event espresso 4

Posted: December 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

Jody Gibbs

December 28, 2015 at 10:12 am


I am wondering if I have any other configuration options for my users to have the option to login or not when registering for an event. Right now, if a registrant’s email is recognized as user, EE makes them login in. This has proven to be problematic for some registrants who don’t know their login, or if an admin is regsitering for them. The pop up login window doesn’t have the “reset password” link, which is a roadblock for many. What are my configuration options? I found this in your forums but it is for EE3 and I can’t find the “member settings” option in my EE4 dashboard.

“Setup and Configuration for EE3 WP User Integration
Login to your WordPress dashboard. Then go to Settings –> General. On the next screen, look for the Membership option and place a checkmark next to Anyone can register. Then save changes.
Next, go to Event Espresso –> Member Settings. This page shows settings that affect the member functionality of this add-on.
Below are the available fields and explanations for each field.
Login page (if different from default WordPress login page) – specify a custom login page for your attendees/registrants
Require login for all events? – your attendees/registrants will only be able to register for an event if they are logged in to your site
Make auto-filled fields editable – allow your registrants/attendees to update their information during registration checkout
Make changes as needed and then click on Save Settings. Note that these changes are optional.
Now you’ll need to give attendees/registrants a way navigate to the registration/log-in page. The default WordPress page for logging in is the same URL you use to log into your WordPress site: The registration page URL is You can post these links anywhere on your site. Some people use the built-in meta widget in widgetized areas of the theme. There are also plugins that allow for a little more control over what happens after logging in. An example of this, is the Simple login plugin.
You may want to “brand” the log-in page for your WordPress site. A nice and simple plugin that lets you do this is the Login Logo plugin developed by Mark Jaquith.”


Jody Gibbs

December 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

I just found the EE4 WP user integration instructions here:

However, I don’t have the “Force Login for Registrations” set at yes, but it still makes users login if it recognizes their email. Is there another way around this? I don’t want registrants to be forced to login unless they are chosing only One specific registration option, which is “Full Registration – Member”, and I already have that set to force logins.



  • Support Staff

December 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Hi Annette,

You can disable email match check for existing user accounts by adding the following code to your site:

You can add the above to a functions plugin or into your WordPress theme’s functions.php file.

Jody Gibbs

December 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Ok, thanks Josh. Can you tell me what the consequences of that are? Will WP still associate users with the events that they register for?


  • Support Staff

December 30, 2015 at 8:44 am

If they’re logged out, and they input their name and email address and it’s an exact match as what’s set in their user profile, it still will associate the registration to their user account.

The main difference is if they’re logged out, and they input a different name with an email address that matches their account (or another account), it will not associate the registration to the user account.

If they’re logged in, no change at all.

Jody Gibbs

January 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Ok, so to clarify, if they are logged out and they input their name and email address and it’s an exact match as what’s set in their user profile, will they be forced to login or can they simply proceed with registration?


  • Support Staff

January 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

No one will be forced to log in, ever.

Jody Gibbs

January 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Ok, what about if they are not trying to register for an event, just trying to log into our site to view member only content – will they still have to login?

They should have to for that.

And if I want them to be forced to login for a specific event, will I have that capability?


  • Support Staff

January 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Sure, they’ll need to and will be able to log in for those scenarios, it just will not ever force someone to log in if they already have an account and all they’re doing is registering for an event. All that’s affected here is the “Traffic Cop” feature that’s described on the product page:

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