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Signup Approval

The Signup Approval feature will allow you to approve each user before they can begin using your forum as a normal user. When a new user signs up for your forum, they would be put into the Pending Approval user group. They would be moved into the General user group once they are approved by an administrator. You can edit the user group permissions of the Pending Approval user group to restrict pending members.

You can enable or disable signup approval by following the directions below:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click the Settings link.
  3. In the Settings menu, click the Security link.
  4. Check or uncheck the checkbox next to Approve Users.
  5. Save your settings.

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

You can add custom fields to the signup page so that you can ask the user for whatever information you need to review and process their signup application.

Related support articles:

  1. Approving and declining members
  2. Clicking the "Approve" or "Decline" link in my email results in "no permission" error

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