Users and Groups

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The Process For Approving Accounts

If your installation of Geeklog requires new accounts to be approved, here is what will happen:

  1. The person requesting the account uses the New User form to request an account, providing a username and email address.
  2. The requestor will receive a message on the website indicating that their request will be reviewed and if approved, a password will be sent to them.
  3. An email shall automatically be sent to the administrator indicating that someone has requested an account.
  4. The account is approved or declined.
  5. If the account is approved, an email will be sent to the user with an auto-generated password.

To approve or decline the account

  1. Log into the site as an administrator.
  2. Click on Submissions in the Admins Only block.
  3. Scroll down to the User Submissions section.
  4. Click on either the Approve or Delete radio-button.
  5. Click the Submit button immediately following the list of users.
  6. An email will automatically be sent to the user with a randomly-generated password.
  7. The member can then log into the site with their username and password and complete their member profile.

If you want to ban the user (so they can't resubmit the application):

  1. Log into the site as an administrator.
  2. Click on Users in the Admins Only block.
  3. Click on the pencil icon (under the Edit column) for the user.
  4. Under the User Status drop-down box, select Banned.
  5. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

This can also be used to ban members who have been active and are causing problems on the website.

Importing Mass Members To Geeklog (The Batch Add Feature)

  1. Create a tab-delimited text-file with the Full Name, Username, and E-Mail Address for each member (one member per line).
  2. Log into the website as an administrator.
  3. Click on Users in the Admins Only block.
  4. Click Batch Add near the top of the page.
  5. Click the Browse button. Find the file you created from the instructions above, and open it.
  6. Click the Import button.
  7. When the import process is complete, you will receive a confirmation message on the website and your members will be sent an automatically-generated welcome-message with a password.
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