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Member Settings

Control Panel Location: Settings > Member Settings

The Membership Preferences section of the Control Panel allows you to set all of your membership-related preferences.


Allow registrations?

allow registrations

Set whether site visitors are allowed to register for accounts.

Account activation type

activation types

Here you can choose how membership accounts are activated:


Automatic login after activation

You can configure auto-login behavior to automatically log a member in after they have completed self-activation via email. Or if no activation is required you can enable auto-login after registration.

Activation redirect URL

Automatic login after activation

Redirect members to a specific URL after clicking the email activation link. When omitted, system message will be shown instead.

Notify members when approved?

Notify members when approved

When set to yes, members will receive an email notification when their member registration is approved.

Notify members when declined?

Notify members when declined

When set to yes, members will receive an email notification when their member registration is declined.

Require terms of service?

Require terms of service

This preference determines whether new members must indicate that they agree to abide by your site’s terms of service before they can register.

If you are using legacy member profile template, when new members register through the site, a “terms of service” block of text is displayed. You may edit the terms of service within the registration form template, located at Design --> Themes --> Member Profile Templates --> Default --> Registration Form.

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication?

This preference enables members to setup Multi-Factor Authentication with their accounts.

Allow members to set time preferences?

Allow members to set time preferences

Set whether dates and times are localized to each members’ own localization preferences. If set to “No”, all dates and times will be localized to the site default and localization preferences will be disabled in the Member Profile and My Account pages.

Default Primary Role

Default Primary Role

This allows you to specify the Primary Role to which approved members will be assigned.

Member profile theme

Member profile theme

The default member profile theme to be used in the Member Profile area of your site. Available, installed themes are listed in the menu.

Sort by

sort by

Specifies the default sorting criteria to be used by {exp:members:memberlist} tag. Choices are: Total Posts, Screen Name, Total Comments, Total Entries, Join Date. Can also be changed using memberlist_row_limit configuration override.

Order by

order by

Specifies whether to show the {exp:members:memberlist} list in Ascending or Descending order. Can also be changed using memberlist_order_by configuration override.

Total results

total results

Specifies the number of results that {exp:members:memberlist} tag will display by default. Can also be changed using memberlist_row_limit configuration override.

Enable new member notifications?

Enable new member notifications

If enabled, notifications will be sent to the email addresses specified in the next preference field.

Notification recipients

Notification recipients

Here you can specify the email addresses which should receive notifications (see previous preference). Multiple email addresses should be separated by commas.