Introduction

Surfers who view your link directory have the option of creating an account. Depending on your LinkX settings, user accounts may be required in order to add links, rate links, or leave comments. This document will give you an overview of how to add, maintain, and remove user accounts.

Adding a New User Account

To add a new user account access the Directory > Accounts > Add an Account function from the control panel menu. This will display a popup window where you will be able to enter the account data that you want to use. Each of the form fields are described below. You will also find all of the user defined fields that you have configured, and will be allow to fill in or select the appropriate values for those fields. Once you have filled in all of the fields as you want them, press the Add Account button. This will add the new account to the database.

Account Status

When accounts are created they are assigned a status which determines if the user is able to login and use the account. Each of the available status options are described below. The account status can be changed at any time by editing the account or by using the functions available in the Account Search interface.

Processing New Accounts

If you have the setting enabled to require approval of new accounts, you will need to login to the control panel from time-to-time to review newly created accounts. To view the newly created accounts, select To Do > Review User Accounts from the control panel menu. This will load the Account Search interface with the appropriate options set to display only accounts with pending status.

New accounts can be processed one at a time, or in bulk. To process them one at a time click on the icon for the account you want to process. When you do this two drop down selection boxes and a submit button will appear looking like this:

  1. Select what you want to do with this account, either Reject or Approve
  2. Select which e-mail, if any, you want to send. 'No E-mail' means no message will be sent; 'Approval E-mail' will send the email-account-added.tpl e-mail. The rejection e-mails that you have defined will also appear in this list with the Rejection: prefix.
  3. Once you have selected what you want to do with the account and which e-mail to send, press this button to process the account
To process many accounts at once, put a check in the box next to the accounts you want to process. At the bottom of the page select either 'Approve Selected' or 'Reject Selected' from the drop down list of functions. When you do this, an additional drop down selection box will appear that will allow you to select which e-mail message (if any) you want to send. Select the appropriate e-mail message and then press the Execute function to process all of the selected accounts.

Editing an Account

To edit an account you will first need to locate it through the Account Search interface. When you locate the account you want to edit, click on the icon to bring up the account editing interface. This interface is nearly identical to the account creation interface, and has the same form fields with the same properties. You can make the changes that you want, and then press the Update Account button to save your changes.

Deleting an Account

Deleting an account will also delete all of the links associated with that account

To delete an account you will first need to locate it through the Account Search interface. When you locate the account you want to delete, click on the icon, which will ask you to confirm the deletion.

You can also delete several accounts at once by putting a check in the box next to the accounts you want to delete, selecting the 'Delete Selected' function from the drop down list at the bottom of the page and pressing the Execute button.