Once your TNG site is up and running smoothly, you might want some company to help with the family research and to aid in the entry of all of that genealogy information. Or, you may want to share all of the family treasures with cousins far and wide. To do this, you need users.
There are a couple of ways to add users. You can go into the Users page as administrator and simply add users, using the Users >> Add New page. Or you can have potential users apply for an account with you. Let’s look at the second option in some detail.
How do they register for a user account? Well, it depends on which TNG template you are using.
First, make sure that people can actually apply for a user account. Go into the Administration panel, click on the General Settings tile, then select the Mail and Registration section, shown here. Set “Allow new user registrations” to Yes.
If you also set “Send acknowledgement email” to Yes, then when a request for an account is made, the request will be acknowledged by automated email. Once you approve the registration, a welcome email goes out. You might want to also set “Include password in welcome email” to Yes.
Let’s look at where your visitors can find the request for a User Account.
This screenshot on the right is taken from a Template #12 site. However, the registration link does not appear on the home page itself. A user would have to first click on the Login on the main tab area, which gets you to the Login pop-up window, shown here.
Then, at the bottom of the box is the message, “Don’t have a login? Register for User Account”.
Here are three other examples from other templates. Each of these is available on their respective home page.
How do you know when a person has made such a request? TNG will send an automated email to the administrator’s email box with a notice. So log into your site as administrator. Check the top of the Administration panel for any Important tasks. You should see this message:
You should see a listing of all of the user registration requests. Using the icons on the left, you can delete any undesired requests or edit any request. Once you are satisfied with the request information, and added any additional information and comments, click on the Save Changes button to approve the registration.
If the automatic acknowledgement email was set to Yes, the registrant will be notified of the approval. You can also edit or delete users at a later time as well.