User Management


Some sites require you to login on the front end, in order to access certain information.

You can choose to allow self registration on your site, or you can add users on the back end. For self registration, a visitor to the site will click on ‘Register’ and provide an email address and choose a password. The user will then receive a confirmation email. After clicking on the confirmation link in the email, the user can log in to the site and access all areas that are restricted to registered users.

Administrators and Super Administrators can create new users through the back end of the website, as well. Login to the back end of the website, choose ‘site’ ‘user manager.’ You will see a list of current registered users. To add someone, click the ‘new’ icon on the right hand side.


Provide a name, username, and password. For front-end access, you have the following group options available:

Registered – This group allows the user to login to the Frontend interface. Registered users can’t contribute content, but this may allow them access to other areas, like a forum or download section if your site has one. Most of your users will be registered users.

Author – This group allows a user to post content, usually via a link in the User Menu. They can submit new content, select options to show the item on the front page and select dates for publishing but they cannot directly publish any content. When content is submitted by an Author level user, they receive the message, “Thanks for your submission. Your submission will now be reviewed before being posted to the site.” They can edit their own articles but only when that article has been published and is visible.

Editor – This group allows a user to post and edit any (not just their own) content item from the Frontend. They can also edit content that has not been published. Still, Editor users cannot, publish or change the publishing status of any articles, even their own.

Publisher – This group allows a user to post, edit and publish any (not just their own) content item from the Front-end. Publishers can review all articles, edit and change publishing options but the can also determine when an article is ready for publication, making it visible to Registered, Author and the Unregistered Public.

You can also provide someone with back end access. There are three levels of back end access:

Manager – Able to create, modify content
Administrator – Able to create categories for content, manage users
Super Administrator – Able to change all site settings

Be cautious about providing super administrator access, it provides complete control over the website.

After a user has been created, administrators can change their settings by selecting their entry in the user manager list, and clicking the ‘edit’ icon on the right side of the screen.

If you need to import a user list from a spreadsheet, please contact support.