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Post Approval

The Post Approval feature allows you to approve posts before they are displayed on your forum. You can enable this feature by following the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Settings link.
  3. In the Settings menu, click the Security link.
  4. In the drop down box next to the Approve new posts option, select a value other than Disabled.
  5. Save your changes.

You can choose to approve all posts, all topics, or only the first few posts made by a user. Choosing to approve the first few posts made by a user is a useful way to stop spammers who create accounts for the sole purpose of posting spam. After the first valid post by the user, you would know that it is not an account created by a spammer.

If this option is enabled, the default permissions are to require approval of posts in all categories by all user groups except posts made by moderators. You can change user group permissions and category permissions to specify exactly which categories and groups of users should require approval of their posts.

To enable or disable post approval for a specific user group, follow the instructions below:

  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 you want to change the permission for.
  5. In the Manage menu, click Permissions.
  6. Check or uncheck the check box for Require Post Approval.
  7. Save your changes.

To enable or disable post approval for a specific category, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Content link.
  3. In the Content menu, click the Categories link.
  4. Click the Manage link next to the category of your choice.
  5. In the Manage menu, click the Change Permissions link.
  6. In the drop down menu, select the user group you want to change the permissions for.
  7. Check or uncheck the check box for Require Post Approval.

You can receive email notifications of all new posts in your forum to expedite the process of approving or declining pending posts.


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