Adding or Editing a User 
Path to Adding or Editing a User: Users > Add New User


Profile

User Name
Name that will identify the user.

Password
Password this user will use to log in.
Note:
If you are editing a user, you will not be able to see this user’s password. Leave this field blank to keep the password as-is.
Email
Email address of the user.

Language (default: User Forum Default)
Language in which the user will view the site.

User Title (Yes, user set / Yes, admin set (HTML allowed) / No
Title displayed under this user’s name in posts.

If you want to set a custom title here, be sure to change the Custom User Title option, as well.

Custom User Title (Yes/No)
Settings in effect for the User Title option. If this is set to No, the user will receive the default title for his or her usergroup; otherwise, the user will receive the title specified above.

Home Page
User’s home page, which will be linked to from his or her profile and posts.

Birthday
User’s birthday.

Privacy (default: Hide Age and Date of Birth)
Controls how the birthday is displayed to others. The options are:Signature
User’s signature.

HTML, vBulletin code, and smilies are parsed according to your settings in Settings> Options> User Profile Options

ICQ UIN
User’s ICQ number, if he or she has one.

AIM Screen Name
User’s AIM screen name, if he or she has one.

Yahoo! ID
User’s Yahoo! handle, if he or she has one.

MSN ID
User’s MSN handle, if he or she has one.

Skype Name
User’s Skype name, if he or she has one.

COPPA User (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user is a COPPA user.

If the user is under 13 and you are using the COPPA system, set this option to Yes.

Parent Email Address
If the user is a COPPA user, then this address will receive an email every time this user changes his or her profile.

Referrer
User name that referred this user.

IP Address
User’s IP address at registration.

Post Count
User’s post count.


Image Options

Avatar
Allows you to edit the user avatar.

Profile Picture
Allows you to edit the user profile picture.

Signature Picture
Allows you to edit the user’s signature picture.
Warning:
Choosing one of these options will automatically submit any changes.
User Profile Fields
Biography
Allows you to edit the user’s biography.
Location
Allows you to edit the user’s location.
Interests
Allows you to edit the user’s interests.
Occupation
Allows you to edit the user’s occupation.

Usergroup Options
Primary Usergroup
The user’s primary usergroup.

See the Usergroup and Permissions section for more information.

Additional Usergroups
The user’s secondary usergroups.

See the Usergroup and Permissions section for more information.

Reputation

Display Reputation (Yes/No)
Whether or not to display the user’s reputation score with his or her posts.

Reputation Level (default: 10)
The user’s actual reputation score. A higher level is better.

Current Reputation Power
The user’s calculated reputation power. You cannot change this directly.


Infractions

Warnings
Number of warnings for this user.

Infractions
Number of infractions for this user.

Infraction Points
Number of infraction points for this user.


Browsing Options

Receive Admin Emails (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user receives emails sent by the administrator through the control panel.

Receive Email from Other Users (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user’s email button is displayed, allowing members to send email to him or her.

Invisible Mode (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user is invisible. This prevents the user’s current activity status from being displayed to other users.

Allow vCard Download (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user can download vCards.

Receive Private Messages (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user has enabled private messaging.

Receive Private Messages only from Contacts and Moderators (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user has enabled private messaging only from contacts and moderators.

Send Notification Email When a Private Message is Received (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user will receive a notification email when he or she receives a new private message.

Pop up a Notification Box When a Private Message is Received (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user receives a popup window when he or she has received a private message.

Save a copy of sent messages in my Sent Items folder by default Yes/No)
Whether or not a copy of sent messages is kept for the user.

Enable Visitor Messaging (Yes/No)
Whether or not visitor messaging will be enabled for this user.

Limit usage of Visitor Messages to Contacts and Moderators (Yes/No)
Whether or not to allow messaging with contacts and moderators.

Display Signatures Inline (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user sees signatures after posts.

Display Avatars (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user sees avatars.

Display Images (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user sees attachments and IMG tags inline.

Show Other Users' Custom Profile Styles (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user will see customized Profile Styles on other users’ profiles.

Receive Friend Request Notification (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user will receive an email notification of new friend requests.

Automatic Thread Subscription Mode (default: Do not subscribe)
Controls the user’s default thread subscription mode. This can vary from no subscription to instant emails to weekly digests.

Thread Display Mode (default: Linear, Oldest First)
Controls how the user views threads by default. The user may select linear along with post ordering, hybrid, or threaded.

Message Editor Interface (default: Show Standard Editor Toolbar)
Controls the type of editor that the user sees. Choices include no toolbar; the standard editor toolbar, which has buttons to include vB code; and the WYSIWYG editor, which will show users what their post will actually look like (e.g., red text will be red in the editor).

Style (default: Use Forum Default)
Controls the default style that this user uses to browse the forums.


Admin Override Options

Keep Custom Avatar (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user keeps his or her custom avatar in the event that he or she loses permission to upload custom avatars.

If the user is moved to an usergroup that doesn't allow custom avatars, the user's avatar will not be visible in posts, their profile, and the member's list unless this option is enabled.

This option does not allow the user to change his or her avatar. Usergroup permission is required to accomplish that task.

If the admin changes or gives an a user a custom avatar when the user doesn't have usergroup permission to have one, this option will be automatically enabled.

Keep Custom Profile Pic (Yes/No)
Whether or not the user keeps his or her profile picture in the event that he or she loses permission to upload profile pictures.

If the user is moved to an usergroup that doesn't allow profile pictures, the user's picture will not be visible in his or her profile or on the members’ list unless this option is enabled.

This option does not allow users to change their pictures. Usergroup permission is required to accomplish that task. If the admin changes or gives an a user a profile picture when the user doesn't have usergroup permission to have one, this option will be automatically enabled.


Time Options

Timezone
Controls how the times will be displayed for this user.

Automatically detect DST settings (Yes/No)
Whether or not automatic daylight savings time (DST) detection is used for the user.

Is DST current in effect
Whether or not DST is currently in effect, essentially changing the user’s time zone by one hour.

Default View Age (default: Show all threads)
Controls the default cutoff date for threads on the forum display page.

Join Date
The day the user registered.

Last Visit
The time of the user’s last visit. This is the time used to determine what posts are new.

Last Activity
The time the user was last active. This is the time the user last loaded a page.

Last Post
The time of the user’s latest post.

External Connections
Facebook Connected
Whether or not there is a connection to a user Facebook account.
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