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Member Titles

Member titles are the descriptions of a user that are displayed under his or her username in a post. These titles will often refer to one of three things:

  • The user’s amount of activity on the board (Junior Member, Senior Member, etc.). This is usually set through the automatic member titles. Automatic Member Titles allow you to set up a ladder of titles that can be applied to users based on the number of posts they have made. For example, when a user registers, he may be given the title as Junior Member, and then when that user has made 100 posts, he could be granted the user title as Senior Member.
  • Please follow the instructions below to add a member title to the Automatic Member Titles ladder:

    1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
    2. Click the Users link.
    3. In the Users menu, click the Titles link.
    4. Click New Member Title.
    5. Enter the Member Title you want to specify.
    6. Enter the Minimum posts required to reach that member title.
    7. Save your settings.
  • The user’s relationship to the board (Administrator, Moderator, etc.). This is usually set through a user group specific member title:

    1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
    2. Click the Users link.
    3. In the Users menu, click the Group Permissions link.
    4. Click on the Manage link next to the user group of your choice.
    5. In the Manage menu, click Permissions.
    6. Enter the Member Title you want to specify.
    7. Save your settings.
  • A custom title can be specified by a user or an administrator and is referred to anything that a user desires. A user can set their own custom title if they have the Custom Title user group permission. Following are the steps using which a custom title can be specified:

    1. Log in to your forum.
    2. Click the Avatar image located towards the top right of the page.
    3. Click the Edit Profile link from the drop down.
    4. Click edit icon next to the Custom User Title option.
    5. Click Update to save your changes.

    If the Custom User Title option doesn't appear on the page, that means you are not logged in as an administrator or if the user is editing their own account, they don't have the Custom Title user group permission. By default, normal users don't have permission to set their own custom title.

    The following steps can be used by the administrator to manually specify/change the member title of a particular user:

    1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
    2. Click the Users link.
    3. In the Users menu, click the Titles link.
    4. Enter the Username of the user for whom you want to specify/change the member title under Custom Member Titles.
    5. Click on Submit.
    6. Enter the Member Title.
    7. Save your settings.

Member Title Priority

Priority is given to the custom title specified for a user. If a custom title is not specified, the priority will be given to the title specified for the user group. If a user group title has not been specified, a member title from the Automatic Member Titles ladder will be used if the user meets the criteria for any of the given titles. Otherwise, no title will be used for the user.


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