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October 22, 2015 at 11:16 am #11960
Hi Ben and Jamie,
Is there a way to have the Registration form display without the Log in section?
I want to only display the Log in section on a page alongside my Terms and Conditions as no one ever clicks the T&C’s link to read them.
October 22, 2015 at 11:17 am #11962
- This topic was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Karen Thomas.
Nope!October 22, 2015 at 11:53 am #11972
:'(October 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm #12137
Hi Ben and Jamie,
The Registration Form was the bit I was most looking forward to as I have tonnes of people applying to be vendors and it’s not possible to keep doing this part manually.
However as your vendor registration form had been set up so Vendors first have to be directed to a page containing the code:
..the user journey just doesn’t make any sense and it’s very confusing for new vendors wanting to apply. They are taken to a page with BOTH Log in and Register forms.
Additionally, many of my potential vendors are already customers who buy from the site. If I direct them to the Account page they may already be logged in with their customer account. This means they will NOT see the Log in/Register form at all and instead be shown their previous orders as they are signed into their account.
There MUST be a way to only display the Registration form, you guys have brains as big as Mars so please please come up with something that makes more sense for our potential vendors.
Thanks in advance,
KarenOctober 23, 2015 at 11:27 pm #12146JamieKeymaster
If the person is already logged in you can direct them to the pro dashboard and the registration page will display if they aren’t already a vendor. You can just have an ‘apply to be a vendor’ button/menu item and set that to the pro dashboard page.
I will be adding a text box above and below the pro registration form in an upcoming release that would allow you to have a scrollable ‘terms and conditions box’ below the form that if it’s not ticked the apply to be a vendor button is disabled.
Jamie.October 24, 2015 at 12:03 am #12151
Hi there Jamie,
Thanks for your reply.
1. The main problem is having both the Registration and Log in Form appear together.
That’s confusing for prospective vendors. The Registration form needs to appear on it’s own. I know displaying the Log in and Registration form together will severely affect the number of vendors applying, as it won’t be clear how they apply.
2. The second problem, is for any signed in users wishing to apply to be a Vendor.
As you suggested I do already direct Vendors to the dashboard when they log in (currently free dashboard until we have shipping available). But doesn’t this piece of code only direct Vendors to the dashboard? We have lots of users who are customers who may be logged in after making a purchase. Many of our customers then apply to be vendors. However on the Account page all they will see is their own purchases and no way for them to sign up to be a Vendor. See example below of ‘Recent Orders’ appearing instead of the Registration/Log in forms’:
I wouldn’t want to direct customers to the dashboard when they log in as they may get extremely confused (if not applying to be a Vendor!). But I’d like a nice slick way for them to be able to begin the registration process for a Vendor if they wished.
Good news re Terms and Conditions 🙂
KarenFebruary 11, 2016 at 7:00 am #23735
I agree the users journey is confusing to see Login & Register on the same page. Surely theres a way to fix this??February 11, 2016 at 11:53 am #23765
@surfershort — This is due to how she has customized the templates, not an issue with WC Vendors. It’s not us. 😉February 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm #23767
Oh sorry…then how do you show just a ‘registration’ form and not a ‘login’ form on a page?
AlFebruary 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm #23774
WC Vendors does not handle any custom login forms or registration pages. That is all WordPress, or WooCommerce. If you only want people to login on the /my-account/ page, that’s a WooCommerce setting, and you would go to your WooCommerce admin settings to enable or disable registration on the my account page.
CheersFebruary 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm #23776
Thanks Ben but that doesn’t solve having just a registration form?? I guess ill have to look for a solution via woo/wordpress.
Might be worth thinking about for a future update. Most marketplaces i know have this option..
Great plugin though!February 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm #23783
I don’t think we’ll ever create a custom login form. If you wanted a custom one, you’d use an external plugin, or do what most people do and use the one that comes with WooCommerce as it’s already setup to work with WooCommerce. If you want a custom login plugin, go to wordpress.org and search, you’ll find a hundred of them. We try not to reinvent the wheel if it already rolls. 🙂February 12, 2016 at 11:47 am #23849
If you want to delete the login part of the /my-account/ page then you’d delete these lines:
You’d still have to clean up the CSS since it’s a 2 column div and now the left column is blank, but that would work.
Of course, then you have to provide another way for customers / vendors to login, since now they cant on the /my-account/ page. But yea, this isn’t us, this is WooThemes.February 12, 2016 at 12:18 pm #23862idcreativestudioParticipant
Don’t know if following is any help ;
On my site (still developing) I have the normal My Account page to enable customers to still create an account and also for customer/vendor login. In the General settings of WC Vendors I have unchecked – Allow users or guests to apply to become a vendor. So initially they can only sign up as Customer (default role). I then have on the My Account page after login a link – Apply Seller Status http://imgur.com/9XN62Ob
This link opens a page Seller Application http://imgur.com/a1tCnPx which is made using Gravity Forms and their User Registration add-on so that when the form is completed and sent the role is changed to Pending Vendor (awaiting approval by admin). I then added a link – Pro Dashboard – in my Main Menu which is only shown once the applicant logs in after approval by admin (this uses Nav Menu Roles plugin).
This lets normal customers sign up for an account but will give me much better control over Vendor Applications and approvals.February 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm #23871
Thank you so much @idcreativestudio 🙂
I’m very excited to hear that Gravity Forms has a User Registration add on!
Is it this one?
I currently use a gravity form for new vendors then copy and paste all the info into the user fields in wp-admin to create a new Vendor! Does the Gravity Forms User Registration Add On populate any of the user fields for you?
KarenFebruary 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm #23878idcreativestudioParticipant
Yes that’s the plugin. Just basically set it up at moment so haven’t tried to see if it populates form info yet or how to do that, sure it’s possible.
David.February 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm #23882
Thanks All – I would of thought it was an essential part of any marketplace to have a page where you could only ‘register’ to become a vendor. And that the page was separate from a customer ‘login’ and ‘register’ page
A $199 additional plugin to achieve this seems excessive
I admit i maybe missing a solution that Ben has highlighted but i cant see it yet???February 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm #23885
Yes, you are missing something.
You can go directly to the Pro Dashboard /dashboard/ page to register. If you are not logged in, it takes you to My Account first to register, and when you click the “Apply to become a vendor?” box, the next page you get redirected to is /dashboard/ to finish filling out the application.
If the user is already logged in and they go to /dashboard/ they simply fill out the application and submit it. Easy as that. 🙂
I’m not sure what this “$199 additional plugin to achieve this” means, do you mean Gravity Forms? If yes, gravity forms IS very expensive. It’s not really designed for user logins, though, it’s designed to do that, plus a million billion other things. If you’re only using it for user registration, that’s quite excessive, but you’re paying for features you’d never use. There are surely easier plugins and most likely free ones, you just have to sort through the ones that you like and work it in.February 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm #23888
Thanks Ben i get what your saying but why should the potential seller/vendor see both the register form and login form on the same page…i just dont get that…its confusing for an average webuser…February 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm #23891
It makes sense to me. It’s a central location to login or register. Nothing more, nothing less. But remember — This is WooCommerce, not WC Vendors. If you don’t like it, find a different user registration plugin to use. Simple as that. 🙂 I’m not trying to dismiss your complaint, but this is just not WC Vendors related. If you want custom registration pages, go get yourself a shiny plugin. We dont feel the need to write a fancy registration plugin that only 0.05% of our users would use, we would much rather spend our time coding the vendor plugin instead, which is what we’re good at. 🙂February 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm #23905
I get you Ben. Searching the net there seems to be a demand for this
etc either/or you would want to direct to a different ‘sign up’ form initially. But as you correctly put i can see this not a wc-vendor issue.
I have now found a super simple shortcode generator that removes the ‘login’ form here https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-simple-registration/installation/.
Hope it helps anyone elseFebruary 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm #23911
Woo hoo that’s a fab find Alec!! Thank you so much, I’ve just downloaded it 🙂March 27, 2017 at 2:35 am #60022DamirParticipant
I know this is old thread but thought would be better then starting new one.
I’m seeing same issue with not having separate registration form/page just for vendors.
NOTE: Im not talking about separate Login form/page but only Vendor registration page.
Plugin @surfershort suggested solves moving registration form from my account page which is cool.
But I think like many here marketplace should have separate registration page just for vendors instead of going through standard registration and then navigate to wc vendors signup form.
My question is this:
If I use shortcode to display vendor signup form on a page would that work?
If such shortcode exists.
How can we combine regular wp/woocommerce register form but also add vendor signup form on it as well?
Or just few basic vendor fields?
Thank you.April 26, 2017 at 3:58 am #63401
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