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Limited User Access - Disallow users to register

Author Guest
#1 | Posted: 27 Oct 2008 01:57 
Hi,

Can you tell me how I can block public user registrations to the forum so only selected users can be a member of the forum and post? I am going to be using the forum for news delivery and therefore do not want public users signing up and making accounts.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#2 | Posted: 27 Oct 2008 07:28 | Edited by: Paul 
Try to check how Administrator may approve new users first.

If you would like to achieve that admin only registers new accounts, under setup_options.php set

$enableNewRegistrations=TRUE;

Then login as admin and use the regular registration link, like

your_forums_url/index.php?action=registernew

You can put this link under your admin panel template, or bookmark, whatever... it will lead to registering an account by admin, so specify any kind of username/password/email you would like to put there. Email notification should be sent on this email, if enabled.

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