User settings

Manage user settings

This page allows you to edit various user plugin settings.

General

Homepage

What to display as user's homepage. "Default" will display your site's default homepage. "Profile" will display user's profile page. "User news feed" will display user's timeline feed. "Public news feed" will display public timeline feed. "Custom page" will display one of your custom pages you may create in the control panel under "content - pages" (see setting below).

Homepage custom URL

If you selected "custom page" in the setting above, you must provide URL to this page here. For example if you have a page that opens up at www.example.com/site/my_page you may type in "site/my_page" here (without quotes).

Post login redirect

URL you want to redirect user to after they login. Leave empty to disable.

Post logout redirect

URL you want to redirect user to after they logout. Leave empty to disable.

No access URL (logged in)

URL you want to redirect logged in user to if they try to access a page or feature they don't have access to. For example you may redirect them to the membership plan page. Leave empty to disable.

No access URL (logged out)

URL you want to redirect user who is not logged in to if they try to access a page or feature they don't have access to. For example you may redirect them to the membership plan page. Leave empty to disable.

Show online status

If user was last active within the number of minutes specified here, they will be shows as "online". For example if you fill in 5 minutes, any user who has been active on your site within the last 5 minutes will have "online" indicated in their profile. Set 0 to disable.

Show away status

Same as the setting above except user will be shown as "away". Note that the value you specify here cannot be lower than in the "show online status" setting. Set 0 to disable.

Show last visit date

Show user's last visit date in their profile.

Profile rating

Enable either "likes" for profiles, or "star" rating from 1 to 5, or disable it completely.

Count profile views

Count number of times user's profile was viewed.

Show full profile details

Show all profile questions right away when viewing user's profile. If disabled, system will show only the first few questions up until the first section separator, and display a "view more" link to view the rest of profile questions.

Enable social sharing

Show predefined social sharing buttons such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. You may enter code for such buttons on the system settings page.

Registration

Enable registration

Enable or disable registration of new users.

Require terms of service

Force users accept terms of service.

Enable captcha

Force users answer a security question. This is useful to prevent automatic form submissions by bots.

Sign up delay

Number of minutes that has to pass before user with the same IP address can register again. This is useful to prevent multiple registration by the same user. Set to 0 to disable this setting.

Sign up steps

Specify what details user should fill in during registration.

Require picture

Force users upload a profile picture.

Manual picture verification

Review and approve profile pictures uploaded during registration manually.

Enable usernames

Allow users to select their profile username and access their profiles like www.yoursite.com/profile/username where "username" is the selected username. If disabled, system will use user's ID throughout the website, for example www.yoursite.com/profile/123

Maximum username length

Maximum number of characters allowed in the username.

Change username

Allow users to change their username.

Change email

Allow users to change their email. If you have email verification enabled, user will have to verify their new email before it changes.

Require email verification

Send confirmation link to user's email after registration. Upon following that link user's email address will be verified. If this setting is disabled, users will be verified automatically. Unverified users won't be able to login.

Verification reminders

Number of days after which system should send an email to users who did not confirm their email. Set 0 to disable.

Delete unverified users

Number of days after which system will delete users who did not confirm their email. Set 0 to disable.

Manual user verification

In addition to email verification you may also enable this setting to review user accounts manually. If disabled, users will be marked as "active" automatically. Inactive users won't be able to login.

New users on timeline

Display new users on the timeline when they register.

Send welcome email

Send a welcome email to your users after they register.

New user notification email

Send notification emails of new user sign ups to the email address provided in this setting. You may enter multiple emails if you prefer separated by coma. Leave empty to disable.

Banned usernames

List usernames you don't want your users to use. You may use * wild card, for example admin* will match admin, admins, administrator, etc. You may also create your own regular expression by grouping it with / characters, for example /[a-z]+/ You must not add any characters after the trailing / character. Place each username on a new line.

Banned emails

List email addresses you don't want your users to use. You may use * wild card, for example *@hotmail.* will match john@hotmail.com, john@hotmail.ca, etc. You may also create your own regular expression by grouping it with / characters, for example /[a-z]+/ You must not add any characters after the trailing / character. Place each email on a new line.

Conversion code

Insert javascript code here if you would like to track conversions when new users sign up. This code is usually provided by the service you use to run marketing campaigns or analyze your site's traffic (such as Google Analytics).

Cancel if inactive

Automatically cancel users if they were inactive (didn't login) for the specified number of days. Set 0 to disable.

Cancellation email

Send notification emails when user cancels their account along with the cancellation reason to the email address provided in this setting. You may enter multiple emails if you prefer separated by coma. Leave empty to disable.

Restore cancelled accounts

Users will be able to restore their cancelled accounts upon login.

Groups

Default user type

If you have only one profile type, or if you chose not to offer users to fill in their profile details during registration, system will automatically assign all new users to this profile type.

Default user group

All new users will be assigned to this group.

Guest user group

Users who visit your site and are not logged in will be assigned to this user group.

Privacy

Enable privacy page

Allow users to modify their privacy settings.

Default privacy option

If privacy settings are disabled, system will use this privacy option by default.

Enable privacy options

List of privacy options available for users to select from.

Notifications

Enable notifications page

Allow users to modify their email notification settings.

Email notifications delay

System will not send more than one email notification for the same type of content within the number of days you specify in this setting. For example if you enter 7 (one week) and someone leaves 30 comments for your user's pictures, they will get only one email notification instead of 30. If someone comments on their pictures again next week, user will get another email notification. This is useful to avoid getting dozens or more email notifications. Note that 7 day delay starts only from the last unseen notification. For example if user visits your site after getting the first email notification, then 7 day counter will restart from the last time they visited your site. Set this setting to 0 to disable it and send email notifications for everything without any limits.

Profile picture

Picture dimensions

Resize profile pictures to these dimensions.

Max picture dimensions

Maximum picture dimensions users can upload.

Max picture file size

Maximum profile picture file size in megabytes.

Large watermark image

Apply watermark image on pictures.

Small watermark image

Apply watermark image on thumbnails.

New pictures on timeline

Display new profile pictures on timeline.

Search

Default view

Default view for search results.

Users per page (list)

Number of users on search results page in list view.

Users per page (gallery)

Number of users on search results page in gallery view.

Infinite scrolling

System will automatically load and display profiles as user scrolls down to the bottom of the page. If disabled system will display traditional page links.

Only with pictures

Allow users to search users who have profile pictures.

Featured users

Allow users to search users who are featured.

Only online

Allow users to search users who are online.

Search by username

Allow search by username.

Show user's own profile

If enabled users will be able to find their own profiles in search results.

Friends

Enable friends

Enable user friends.

Friends per page

Number of users on the friends page.

Infinite scrolling

System will automatically load and display friends as user scrolls down to the bottom of the page. If disabled system will display traditional page links.

Show sent requests

Enable if you would like users to see a list of who they sent friend requests to.

Auto approve requests

If enabled system will automatically list users as friends without any confirmations.

New pictures on timeline

Display new friendships on timeline.

Enable email notifications

System will send user an email when someone sends them a friend request. Number of emails can be limited with the notifications delay setting.

Default friend IDs

Type in ID of the user who you would like to add automatically to friend lists of all new users who sign up on your site. You can specify multiple user IDs separated by comma as well.

Visitors

Enable visitors

Record profile visitors.

Users per page

Number of users on the profile visitors page.

Infinite scrolling

System will automatically load and display visitors as user scrolls down to the bottom of the page. If disabled system will display traditional page links.

Clean up delay

Delete users from visitors list after the specified number of days. Set 0 to disable it.

Blacklist

Enable blacklist

Allow users to block someone if they bother them in any way.

Users per page

Number of users on the blacklist page.