CM Registration (CMREG) - Settings - Login Settings

Login Settings

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What Are These Settings

The Login Settings control various aspects of the login process: what appears in the login form, where the user redirects to after they've logged in, and whether or not they can log in using Facebook among other things. It also offers ways to positively or negatively restrict Login permissions for users based on set criteria.

Accessing The Settings

From the WordPress dashboard navigate to CM Registration Pro  Settings Login.

Access Restriction Content

Starting from version 2.6.8, it's possible to fully or partially restrict access to the website.

  • Global Site Access - Choose between:
    • Site accessible to everyone
    • Site accessible to logged-in users
  • Custom Redirect URL - If you restrict access to guest (logged out) users, they will be redirected to this address. 
  • Exclude the following URLs - Add exceptions if needed. Separate them by lines.


  • Redirect after login to URL address - Specifies where the site user will be redirected after successfully logging in.
  • TIPS

    You can use these inside the URL:

  • Enable the "Remember me" option - Allows the Plugin to identify the site user in the future so that they don't have to go through the login process again.
  • Log user last login date  - Stores the moment when every user logged in for the last time. This information is shown:
    1. With the shortcode [cmreg-edit-profile]. Learn more:  CM Registration (CMREG) - Shortcodes
    2. In the user management screen
  • Enable the lost password form - Adds the option for site visitors to recover their password if they've forgotten it.
  • Login using field - Choose whether the user should use their e-mail address, password, or both to log in.
  • Disable wp-login.php and redirect to this URL - Replaces the standard WordPress login page with the chosen page. Leaving this field blank leaves the WordPress Login option available.
  • Disable wp-login.php and lost password page redirect to this URL - Replaces the lost password page to a new URL. This page should have the reset password shortcode [cmreg-reset-password] in order to be effective (Feature added in version 2.6.3)
  • Prevent from calling login_footer action in the front-end - Enabling this option can help with some issues with the login form on the front-end. For example. it solves the problem if your login form doesn't work when you're using the NextGEN Gallery plugin.
  • Enable reCAPTCHA on the login form - Toggles the reCAPTCHA tool on or off.
  • Terms of service acceptance text - Enter text which will be displayed next to the checkbox that user has to check to accept the terms of service. Leave empty if you don't want to display the checkbox.

Limit Login Attempts

Adds a layer of security for when users try to login with incorrect credentials too many times in a row.

  • Action after user exceeds login attempts - Choose between:
    • Nothing.
    • Show Captcha - Requires reCAPTCHA to be enabled (learn more).
    • Let user wait - User will have to wait before attempting again.
  • Number of attempts - After this many attempts, the action above will be triggered.
  • Wait time [minutes] - How much time the user will have to wait before attempting to login again. Only works with the "Let user wait" setting.

IP Restrictions

You can allow or deny login requests from specific IP addresses. In both cases, the IPs must be separated by lines.

Redirection Per Role

You can set a custom after-login redirection URL address based on the user role.

Other Settings That Affect Login

Note that other settings may affect the login experience.
One example is the automatic login setting found in the registration tab ( read the guide).
  • Login user after successful email verification: If enabled, the user will logged-in automatically after verifying the email address.

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