Members seeing their own information

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  1. For each of the categories of user that I have, each person, when logged in, has the Users Name at the top right of the screen, which when clicked allows the user to see their own information.

    This has disappeared for the User level on my site.

    How can I put it back, or is there a short code to the page with their data on that I can include on a page?

    Thanks,

    Mike

  2. Justin Tadlock

    I think we need to get some terminology down so that we can get on the same page. I don’t 100% understand the question that you’re asking.

    For each of the categories of user that I have, each person, when logged in, has the Users Name at the top right of the screen, which when clicked allows the user to see their own information.

    Are you talking about the “Howdy, Your Name” (profile link) in the toolbar at the top of the screen?

    This has disappeared for the User level on my site.

    What do you mean by “User level” here? Are you saying that the above has disappeared for specific user roles? Or, that it’s not showing for specific users? Or, that it’s no longer showing for any user who is logged in?

    If you’re talking about the toolbar, is the entire toolbar across the top of the screen gone or is it just the profile link that’s gone?

  3. Justin Tadlock

    If you’re indeed talking about the profile link not appearing for some roles in the toolbar, the role needs the read capability to view their profile. This capability is under the “General” tab when editing a role.


    If the entire toolbar is gone, users can control whether this appears on their profile page. Also, themes and other plugins can disable this.

  4. Mike Thomas

    Justin,

    You are correct – the Howdy (Your Name) element in the top toolbar.

    For each user level (Subscriber to Admin) the Howdy should appear on the top right.

    For the default level (Innopsis member), it doesn’t.

    Every user level has Read granted on the General page of the role settings.

    I am using Divi.

    The tool bar is showing

  5. Mike Thomas

    Is there a shortcut to the information so that I can include it as a link on a page?

  6. Justin Tadlock

    If the user role definitely has the read capability, that means that you have a plugin or a theme that is removing the link. The Members plugin itself doesn’t remove anything from the toolbar.


    You can definitely link to a user’s profile in the admin though. In your post/page editor, use this HTML code:

    <a href="http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/profile.php">View Profile</a>
    

    You’ll need to change the http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/profile.php part to point to the correct URL on your site. You can just copy and paste this link by visiting your own Profile page in the admin.