Help > Forum > Users > Inviting users
You can invite users to your forum by following the instructions below:
The user will receive an invitation email with a personalized note that you can optionally add. The invitation email will contain a secure invitation URL which can only be used to create a new account for that email address. This way people cannot share the invitation URL. That's beneficial in case you have a private invite-only forum.
If you would like to create a private invite-only forum, follow these instructions. Then only you would be able to create or invite new users using the instructions mentioned above.
Alternatively, you can create the user's account instead of inviting them.
If User Accounts are turned off, the invitation email will contain a link to the home page of the forum instead of a link to create an account.
Invitees will not have to be approved by an administrator even if you have chosen to approve new registrations.