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WordPress Simple Membership Members Login Page shows you the members login screen and allows each member to edit their profile.

Last Updated: November 10, 2017

Latest News: I have updated the information.

This post shows you how simple it is to set up the membership pages. This allows members to login and navigate to the allowed areas in the website in accordance to the membership level they have subscribed to. It also gives them access to their profile page which allows them to edit and make changes if they choose.

Note: This plugin does not control the menus and or sidebars. This plugin only controls the content in pages, post and feed. To learn more read Step 6 ) below.

WordPress Simple Membership Members Login Page

Step 1 ) The following image shows you a typical membership login website. The following information is displayed in your menu.

Note: The pages will not appear on your website unless you have added the pages either through your theme or under Appearance -> Menus in WordPress admin.

All these pages are automatically created when you install and activate the plugin. Please check the following URL Settings and focus on Step 4 ) to learn more.

  • Member Login
  • Password Reset
  • Profile

Note: The Password Reset and Profile should be hidden from the public. Only members should view these pages.


Step 2 ) The following image Member Login allows the member to login or if they are new to the website they can also subscribe. There are two links available Forgot Password? and Join Us.


Step 3 ) The following image shows you the following information about the logged in member.

  • Logged in as
  • Account Status
  • Membership
  • Account Expiry
  • Edit Profile = (Added in version 3.5.3)
  • When you want to logout click on the Logout link



Step 4 )  The following image Profile allows the member to edit their profile. They cannot edit their User Name or Membership Level but they can edit the following fields.

Updates in version 3.4.4 = Added a placeholder text message for the password field in the “Edit Profile” page.

  • Username (Can’t edit this field)
  • Email = Edit email (Added in version 2.2)
  • Password = (Updated in version 3.4.4)
  • Repeat Password = (Updated in version 3.4.4)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone
  • Street
  • City
  • State
  • Zipcode
  • Country
  • Membership Level (Can’t edit this field)
  • The members need to click on Update button or else their new settings will not save.
  • Delete Account button is displayed when you enable the following feature Allow Account Deletion under Advanced Settings tab.


Step 5 ) The following image displays the WordPress admin menu, user profile and Simple Membership login menu.

Note: This menu will only display if you don’t have the following feature enabled Hide Adminbar and the member is also a WordPress User. Also if you have the following feature enabled Show Adminbar to Admin and the member is not an admin member, then they will not see the menu.


Note: If you don’t see one or more of the above pages when a member logs in, check to make sure your pages are available and the shortcodes are correct. You might also have a plugin or theme conflict.

Managing Links In Menus And Sidebars

Step 6 ) If you added your login and registrations links in your menus or side bars you will need a plugin to control who can see the links. I added this information because many have asked questions in the forum about how to control what members can see when they log in. The following plugin Conditional Menus should help you with this.


Click on the following URL Join Us Page to continue with the settings.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this tutorial from time to time.


Simple Membership Plugin Tutorial List:

Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  8 Responses to “WordPress Simple Membership Members Login Page”

  1. Nice article you have. However, I need help on ‘member’ area of this plugin. I can see the ‘member’ page, but i cant see any fields to type in and basically its telling me error. you can check it out. I need help. Thanks alot.


    • Hi Anthony, thank you for your comment. I saw your website and yes you are correct, I don’t see any fields or messages. Can you deactivate all your other plugins and test the Members page again? If that does not work and fix the problem, can you test a different theme like one of WordPress default themes, Twenty Fifteen. Can you also enable debug mode and check the log file. Make sure that all members pages set up by the plugin are created and functioning.

      Thank you

  2. Hola, Manuel. He conseguido traducir a mi gusto todo el formulario de logueo editando el archivo .po, menos la etiqueta “Forgot Password?”, que no tengo manera de encontrar. Me gustaría poder cambiar ese mensaje por algo así como “¿Has olvidado tu contraseña?”. Sabrías decirme cómo hacerlo? Gracias!

    • Hola Javier, gracias por tu sugerencia en la traducción de Forgot Password. Acabo de realizar el cambio en el Plugin. Puedes encontrar los cambios en la siguiente pagina de WordPress.

  3. I can’t get the plug-in to display the member Log-In.

    I only get this error message: Error! Failed to retrieve membership level ID from the membership info object.

  4. i am having the issue where the logout link in the widget does not log my users out

    • Hi John, do you have a cache plugin? If you do make sure you have excluded the login and registrations pages of the plugin. Let me know if that helps you.


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