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The forum owner user account

The forum owner user account is automatically created when you create your forum with Website Toolbox. It will say Forum Owner next to it when it is assigned as an administrator in the Users -> Administrators section. It is supposed to be the account that the forum owner uses to browse and post on the forum. If the forum owner user account is not assigned as an administrator, it will not have any special privileges.

The main difference between an administrator and a forum owner is that administrators cannot delete, edit, or ban the forum owner. The forum owner can delete, edit, or ban anyone. Also, only forum owners can access the Users -> Administrators section.

You can change the username of the forum owner or change which user or users are assigned as the forum owner by following these instructions:

  1. Log in to your Website Toolbox account.
  2. Click Users in the navigation menu.
  3. Click Administrators.
  4. To assign a new forum owner, click the Assign As Owner button next to any administrator that has already been given all permissions. If the administrator doesn't have all permissions yet, click Edit to give them all permissions first. If you haven't assigned the user as an administrator yet, first assign the user as an administrator.
  5. To remove forum ownership permission from an administrator, click the Remove As Owner button.


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