Some site owners opt to reward users who have been members of their site for a significant time by giving them access to features that newer members don’t. This example deals with how to set this up.
For this example, we will use the following criteria:
- Initial Usergroup: Registered Users
- ‘Enhanced Member’ Usergroup: Enhanced Members
- Length of Time Registered: 730
As all new users go into the Registered Users usergroup by default, simply adjust the permissions for this group to what you wish them to have. Then, you need to setup the usergroup for those members who will have enhanced access. To do this, create a new usergroup based off the Registered Users usergroup and set the permissions to give them the enhanced level of access..
For more information on usergroups and permissions, please see this section of the manual relating to these.
Once you have your usergroups setup to your needs, you should create the appropriate Promotion. Using the criteria above, your Promotions screen should look like this:
<<<Screenshot of Promotions screen with the following criteria>>>
This is the usergroup that the users are currently a member of, i.e. Registered Users. The Promotion will only apply to these users.
- Days Registered
These are the number of days that a user will have access to view your site before they are moved (promoted) to the usergroup that has no access, in this case 730.
- Promotion Strategy
As this example will have a user promoted after 730 days (2 years) have elapsed since registration, this should be set to ‘Join Date’
- Promotion Type
Set this option to ‘Primary Usergroup’. When the Promotions Scheduled Task runs, the user will then have their Primary Usergroup changed.
- Move User to Usergroup
This should be set to the new usergroup that was setup earlier, i.e. Enhanced Members’
Now complete, this Promotion will move active users from the ‘Registered Users’ usergroup to the ‘Enhanced Members’ usergroup once they have been registered for 730 days in your forum.