Manage Your Website Users
Who are your website Users? The term "User" applies to anyone
who visits your website. But there are two really two basic types of
visitors that come to your website.
first type is one who is just browsing around and never registers or at least
never logs on, these are called Unauthenticated Users. Unauthenticated users are
The second type of user is one who logs in. In order to log in they
must have registered previously and so they are referred to as Registered
Users. Registered users identities are known so you can give them special
permission to view or change things that other users cannot.
There is no requirement for you to have a website that requires Users
to Register... that is an option that you can choose. You may wish
to have a website whose content is freely available to all visitors. But
no matter what, there is at least ONE registered user for your website... you
Step By Step: Select Website Registration Type
First, you'll want to select the type of registration that you would like to
use on your website. Its an important choice, but one that you shouldn't
need to change once its made the first time.
1. Select Site Settings from the Admin menu.
2. On the Site Settings page, scroll down to the
Advanced Settings section and find the User Registration
3. Select one of the options by clicking the appropriate
- None: Registration is not an available
option to site visitors. The Login button remains visible
so that the Administrator can still login; however the
Registration button is hidden. This setting is appropriate
for sites that do not contain any “privileged” content.
- Private: Visitors “apply” for access to your website.
All User access is limited to that of any anonymous user
until you explicitly authorize each them. This setting is
appropriate for sites that require approval of Registration
requests (e.g. a private family website which invites only
friends and relatives to apply).
- Public: Registration is automatically
(and immediately) authorized with no validation. This
setting is appropriate for sites that simply wish to keep track
of usage but do not require contact information to be validated.
- Verified: Registration creates a
verification code which is included in a “welcome” email sent to
the address supplied by the User. Authorization is
granted when the user supplies the verification code when they
first login. This process ensures that all Registered Users
have supplied a valid email address.
4. Click Update at the bottom of the page to save
your changes! Your registration scheme is now in effect.
Step By Step: Manage Users
Once you have Users, you may need to Add, Update or
1. Select User Accounts from the Admin menu.
From the User Accounts page you can find a user using
lookup by Username or Email Address or you can list
users by alpha. The list gives a quick snapshot of a Users
information including whether or not they are "Authorized".
2. Click the Pencil icon
next to any Username to open the Edit User Accounts
page for that user.
From this Page there are a number of optional management
functions you can perform.
(Optional Step) Authorize a User by
checking the Authorized checkbox
(or Un-authorize them by un-checking the checkbox
Recall that if you have your Registration set to Private,
this manual Authorization step is required or none of your users
will be able to Login!
(Optional Step) Require (or make optional)
information fields for User Registration. If the boxes
the fields will be required when a User registers on the website.
If the boxes are unchecked
the fields will be optional.
(Optional Step) Reset a Password for a
User by entering a new password and confirming it by entering it
3. Click Update at the bottom of the page to
save your changes!