Last September I release a WordPress plugin that allows an administrator to approve new users after they register for your site. I built the plugin for a private blog that I have and I wanted control over each member of the site. Since I thought others would be interested in using the plugin I decided to release it.
I didn’t realize the amount of work it would create to maintain it.
The thing is, there are many plugin developers donating their time for plugins that I am using. So I don’t mind doing it.
In fact, releasing the plugin was actually the best thing I could do. A few users found bugs and even sent a patch to fix the bug. That’s how it should be.
Anyway, the first update to the New User Approve Plugin was released last night. No new features. Just some bug fixes and code cleanup. Here are the details.
- correctly display error message if registration is empty
- clean up code
- style updates
- if a user is created through the admin interface, set the status as approved instead of pending
- add avatars to user management admin page
- improvements to SQL
- verify the user does not already exist before the process is started
- add nonces to approve and deny actions
- temporary fix for pagination bug if more the 50 users are present in the WP database
If you are a user of the plugin, please let me know if you find any more issues or your thoughts in general on the plugin. And don’t forget to donate if you find this plugin useful.
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