How to Add Members
Posted: April 20, 2020
By: Mike Zornek
While signed in as a group administrator you should see an Admin Bar at the top of the page. In this Admin Bar will be a link to the Group Admin Site.
The admin site URL is your public group website with
/admin/ added. So for the sample https://movietime.clubhouse.host website the admin site would be at: https://movietime.clubhouse.host/admin/.
Inside the Group Admin Site is a section for “Members” and visiting this section you’ll be able to browse all members of the group.
The “Join Group” Form
While the Group Admin Site does offer the ability to manually add a member to the group (and we’ll review that option below), the recommended way for a person to become a member of the group is through the “Join Group” link that will be visible on your Group Site as for any non-logged in person. The URL for a the form looks like this:
Clicking “Join Group” will bring up the Invite Request Form. This form asks for:
- Fist Name
- Last Name
- A few questions about how you learned of the group and why you want to join.
These questions are currently static but will be customizable in a future release.
Upon filling out the form, the person will see a message explaining how these invite requests are processed.
Back in the Group Admin you’ll now see a pending invite request awaiting moderation.
Clicking this link will show a list of all pending invite requests and then clicking on a specific “open” invite request will bring up its detail page.
For each invite you can choose:
- Accept - which will create a member based on the invite request
- Decline - which marks the request as such
Regardless of action, the individual is notified by email of the decision.
If they were accepted this email will also include a temporary password. Upon their next sign in, they will be required to pick a new password.
Adding a Member Manually
While the recommendation for adding new members is to use the Join Group Form, you can add members manually if needed.
From the Members List page click New to bring up the New Member form.
This form asks for:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email (required)
- Is Admin
- Temp Password (required)
A few notes about this process:
- Unlike the Invite Request experience no emails are sent as the result of this action.
Is Adminflag will let this member administer the group and should be given out only to members who need such access and can be trusted.
- Upon signing in for the first time these new members will have to pick a new password.
Once you have a few members you might considering creating an event.
If you have any more questions let us know.
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