New Members Tab
By default, your website requires new members to register and be approved by the administrator before they can access most
of the pages on the website. When you check the box "Require administrator approval for new account registrations",
you will be notified whenver a new visitor applies for an account. You will then be required to log in as the administrator
and go to the Admin page and select Members, locate and select the new user's ID from the user list and "Approve" their account
by clicking the Approve button on the user profile page. Otherwise, if you do not check the box for this option, you'll still
be notified of new account registrations, however, the new user will be sent a confirmation email that allows them to "activate"
their own account by clicking a confirmation link in the email. This action verifies that the user entered a valid
email address, otherwise they would not have received the email with the confirmation link in it. This self-approval
method is less work for the administrator as long as you don't need tight control over your visitor registrations. However,
please note that by not requiring administrator approval for new member registrations, anyone
can register and access
the information on your web site. If you wish to manually verify all new account registrations by reviewing the names and
addresses to validate that they are truly residents of your community, please leave this box checked.
Visual Theme Tab
This tab contains options to allow you to select which visual theme will be used on your site. Your website theme controls
which header image is shown at the top of each page, the colors and fonts that appear on each page, and other visual
enhancements. There are several pre-defined themes
available to choose from.
You can select a different one than the one that was selected when your free trial website was initially created.
We recommend that you leave the checkbox options on this tab (below the theme selector) checked to ensure that all members
of the website see the same theme and provide a more consistent experience by everyone.
Custom Fields Tab
This tab allows you to define up to custom text fields to be used for storing additional information about members in
their profiles. To activate a custom field, enter a prompt for that field. You can also select the visibility of the field:
Everyone, Admin Only, Admin/Member, or Member Read-Only. Member Read-Only fields are visible only to the administrator(s)
and the owner of the profile, however, only the administrator(s) can change the contents of the field. If you would like
to make the field required for input during registration or profile updates, check the "Req'd" box after the field.