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IP.Board 3.2.0: Easy Member Management

One of the areas we identified as requiring significant update in IP.Board 3.2.0 was the member management process. Member management is, for most communities, the most frequently-executed task that happens in the AdminCP, so it is important the process is quick and easy.

In previous 3.x releases, each different type of member (normal, banned, validating etc.) had a separate page from which you could manage that type. Once on the correct page, you check the members you want to work with, then select an action. Refresh, repeat.

In IP.Board 3.2.0, we've significantly streamlined the entire process. All types of members are now viewed in a single interface, though that interface can adapt depending on what you're viewing. Let's take a look...

Viewing Members

Notice at top-left a toggle bar, to change the member type you're viewing. Notice also that the column headers (member name and email, in this case) allow for sorting. All of this takes place dynamically - virtually no page loads are required for any action in the new Member Management section.

Searching for Members

Searching for members is easy - simply start typing in the filter box, and results are displayed live in the list.

For more specific searching, you can use advanced search to narrow your criteria.

Managing Members

Managing members is a one-click process. The available options for each member are presented as buttons; clicking an action confirms it and removes that member from the list.

Previously, you would have to (in this example) select the members to ban, scroll down, choose the appropriate action, the page would reload, then you'd have to do the same for the members you wanted to delete. In IP.Board 3.2, you can simply work your way down the list, choosing the appropriate option for each user. We expect this will be particularly useful when managing validating members.

Once you've cleared the list, the page will automatically load in another 20 members for you to manage.

You can still mass-manage members, however. Selecting some members enables the available mass-actions, and again, once you confirm, more members are loaded for you automatically.


Member Management is now essentially a one-click process - a vast improvement on previous version of IP.Board. We hope that the new process will significantly reduce the time you spend on the repetitive and time-consuming task of managing your member base.

Feel free to comment on this blog entry below or, if you have feedback unrelated to this blog entry, start a new topic in our feedback forum. Be sure to check the What's New in IP.Board 3.2 topic for a running list of announced changes!

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