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JetEngine: User Profile Builder Overview


This tutorial reveals the User Profile Builder functionality. Following the recommendations provided below, you’ll know how to use it on your sites.

JetEngine comes with an exquisite frontend submission option. It became possible with the User Profile Builder. When it comes to implementing a User Account functionality and submitting data from the frontend, JetEngine is handy and crucial.

Introducing User Profile Builder – an awesome tool that allows creating personal accounts for users and gives them the possibility to submit any information to your site from the frontend.

Activation and Presets Import option

1 Step — Activating User Profile Builder

In order to start working with User Profile Builder, you need to enter the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the JetEngine icon, and click the JetEngine menu item as shown below:

JetEngine dashboard

In the opened JetEngine dashboard window you will see the Modules available for activation. Turn on the Profile Builder toggle and click the “Save” button. Now, you can work with it to the fullest.

Profile Builder toggle

2 Step — Exploring Presets Import option

After the Profile Builder module was activated you are free to operate with it and set it up according to your needs. However, there’s a way to import the pre-made configurations and modify them.

So, go to the Skins Manager tab within the JetEngine dashboard, and find the Presets.

Skins manager tab

Click on it and you’ll see two options available for importing:

profile builder presets
  • User profile with editable content – this option stands for the Profile itself. It will import all the configuration files and will provide the opportunity to registered users to publish and edit posts.
  • Editable user settings page for user profile – with this option, you’ll get User settings subpages imported.

3 Step — Permalinks re-save

After you hit the Import button (for each option), you’ll see the following popup window appears:

Preset notification

It informs what has been imported and what needs to be done to continue working with the Profile Builder. This way, you should re-save the permalinks structure.

ATTENTION! It’s obligatory to re-save permalinks to User Profile Builder works as intended.

After everything is done, it’s high time to overview the Profile Builder.

User Profile Builder full overview

OK, now we’re on the stage of managing the User Profile Builder itself. Navigate to JetEngine > Profile Builder as shown below.

user profile builder

You’ll see the dashboard opens, consisting of two tabs: Pages and Account Page.

Pages tab overview

Here you can set up the pages that your Account will contain. Let’s see what we’ve got.

User Profile Pages tab
  • Account page – here you can select the page from the dropdown list, which will be your Account’s one. If you imported the preset, this page would be added to your dashboard automatically.
  • Users page – this option allows you to assign a page as a public one to view the list of all users.
  • Single User page – also, you can add a public page for the single user. When you toggle this option you will see the User Page Rewrite, where you decide on how to built the permalinks of user’s public pages:
    • by username (basic-url / username),
    • by user nickname (basic-url / user nickname),
    • or by user id (basic-url / user id).
  • Template Mode – here you can choose the way templates of Account’s subpages will be processed: either via templates or using page content:
    • the Rewrite option stands for displaying Account and public User’s pages based on the templates assigned to them.
      profile builder template mode
    • the Content option means that you’ll need to use the Profile Content widget on your Account or User page to display the content.
      profile builder content mode
  • Hide admin bar – here you decide whether you’d like to hide the admin bar for non-admin users or not;
  • Restrict admin area access – if you enable this toggle you will be able to set the user roles that will be allowed to access the admin dashboard in the Select Role bar. By leaving the Select Role bar empty you make it impossible to enter the admin area to all users but administrators.

Once you set those pages up, don’t forget to click the “Save” button.

Account Page tab overview

The purpose of this tab is to build a structure for your future Account page and adjust the settings for it. Let’s examine it closer.

First of all, we’ve got the opportunity to select what needs to be done when non-authorized users try to access the account page. You have three options:

profile builder non-authorized
  • Redirect to default WordPress login page;
  • Redirect to page (and set up the Redirect URL);
  • Show template (and select Elementor/Listing Item template to show as page content).

Let’s proceed with other options. There are four main subpages below: Main, Add New Post, Edit Post, User Settings. They have been automatically imported within the preset and are fully editable (title, slug, page template selection).

Those pages are basic ones, and you can add as many new pages as you want, by clicking the appropriate button.

User Account page

Let’s open the subpage to see what’s inside:

single item

As you can see from the screenshot above, you can set Title, Slug, select Template or Listing item, and choose whether to hide it from the menu or not.

You can also define the categories of users that will be able to see the page and have access to it. All the variants are listed in the drop-down, so you just have to choose the ones you need. You can choose several categories if needed.

ATTENTION! Template or Listing Item should be prepared beforehand, so they could be selected for the current page.

Advanced tab overview

In this tab, you can set the number of posts that users can publish. It can be different for every role. Click the “New Rule” button and let’s take a closer look at the features.

Profile Builder Advanced tab
  • Role. You can choose the role from the drop-down menu. All the roles you have created will be automatically added to the list;
  • Post Types. If you choose some Post Type here, the number you set in the Limit field will define the number of posts of that Post Type the user can create;
  • Limit. Type the maximum number of posts allowed for the chosen user’s role in this bar. If you want to set an “unlimited” amount of posts – type “0”;
  • Error message. When the user tries to publish more posts than the defined maximum, he will receive the notification. Type the text of that notification into this text area.
Restriction rule window

After you finish setting the restriction rule – click the “Save” button.

Users Page tab overview

Let’s return to the Pages tab described in the 1st step. Here, if you enable the Single user page option, a new tab called User Page will appear:

profile builder user page

On this page, the settings are pretty much similar to the Account Page. Add the subpages you need and customize them:

user page post structure

The settings are basic and understandable indeed. So, play around with the Profile Builder pages to establish the structure you need on the backend, and you’ll manage to create an astonishing user profile.

Good luck!