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Staff and Moderation

  1. Creating Administrators and Moderators

    Once you have installed your suite you will will likely want to set up some members of staff to moderate the different areas of your suite. These people are referred to as Moderators and you can set them up from the AdminCP under Members -> Moderators. Moderators have the ability to Add/Delete/Edit content within the site, warn members, deal with reports and more, all from the front end depending on the permissions you set, but do not have access to the Administration Panel. This means y
  2. Moderating content

    On the front end of your community, moderators can moderate your site depending on the permissions that you have given them to do so. Moderation can be done at an item level, or the level of its container. For example you may moderate individual posts from the topic screen, or moderate topics from the forum screen. General Content Moderation Whilst within a post or topic, if you hover over the topic or post you wish to moderate you will see a checkbox appear in the top right of
  3. Saved Actions

    On an active community you will find yourself often doing the same moderation actions or posting the same reply quite often. Problems might be: Members often posting topics in the wrong forum Locking a topic with a reply of "resolved" when you fix an issue Adding a prefix or suffix to a topic that's important There are many timesaving ways to use Saved actions and a whole list of options you can select:  
  4. Moderator and Admin logs

    Administrator and Moderator logs are an important part of your IPS Community Suite. These will allow you to check who was responsible for an action within your community, for example someone hiding a post or deleting a member. Where to find them You can find the moderator and administrator logs by visiting "Members>Staff" and either Moderators or Administrators within that section. Within each of these you will see a button for logs in
  5. Adding a staff directory

    Creating a staff directory for you community can be useful for all sorts of reason. Maybe just so that your members can see the staff just at a glance, or maybe you run a gaming community where the Staff may actually be staff within your game. Whatever the reason, you can create a staff directory with ease in the IPS4 Admin CP. How to create a Staff Directory To add a staff directory, visit Members>Staff>Staff Directory, from within your admin CP. By default you will first see th
  6. The Moderator CP

    The moderator CP can be accessed by clicking on your name and selecting ModeratorCP on the front end of your site. This is a central place for the moderators on your site to manage items which need attention, along with other useful moderation tools.   Reported Content The reported content section will show you any content that has been reported by your members on the site. You can click into any of these to view the content of the report or select them for mass processing
  7. Warnings & Restrictions

    The warning system allows you a system in which to warn your members of unwanted actions on your site, and act upon those warnings automatically via the system, or by moderator action.  Setting Up Warning Setting up warning system on your site has 3 sections. Reasons, actions, and settings. Each of these will be discussed below. This section can be access from Members>Member Settings>Warnings within your admin area. Reasons When you first enter the area
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