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Creating Login Forms in a Lightbox

Installation: Plugin

To install this Plugin, you will need the following:

  • The latest version of WordPress already installed.
  • The latest version of the free WP Job Manager plugin by Mike Jolley.

How to Install

When you are ready to install a plugin, you must first upload the plugin files and then activate the plugin itself. The plugin files can be uploaded in two ways:

  • FTP Upload: Using your FTP program (we recommend Filezilla), upload the unzipped theme folder into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload: Navigate to Plugins » Add New » Upload Plugin. Go to browse, and select the zipped plugin folder. Hit “Install Now” and the plugin will be uploaded and installed.

Once the plugin is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Plugins » Installed Plugins and activate your chosen theme.

How to Use: Lightbox

The Lightbox Login Plugin can be placed anywhere on a page to create:

  • a Login button
  • a Registration button
  • a Change Password button

that opens  a Lightbox with the desired area. All that is needed is to create these buttons by placing the corresponding short-code on any Page or Post.

For Login Button:

[wpjm_lightbox_login_form]

For Registration Button:

[wpjm_lightbox_register_form]

For Change Password Button:

[wpjm_lightbox_password_form]

(Note: will only appear once user is logged in)

How to Use: Forms

The Lightbox Login Plugin can also be used anywhere on a page to create:

  • a Regular Login Form
  • a Regular Registration Form

Using the corresponding short-code on the page will create the desired form to login or create an account without moving away to a different page on your site.

To create a Regular Login Form:

[wpjm_login_form]

To create a Regular Registration Form:

[wpjm_register_form]

Recommended Plugins

Aside from WP Job Manager, there are technically no required plugins to use Lightbox Login. However, if you plan on using it for more than just a basic job listings website, you’ll definitely need to look at the following list.

Please note, while this may seem like a lot, the amount of plugins has no impact on performance, and none of these plugins are required for the theme to function