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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.



Summary

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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If you have feedback for the front-end please open a feedback topic. This blog entry is about the AdminCP interface improvements :)

Also, you can already easily perform many member functions on the front end like banning, suspending, mod queue, editing their profile, and more.

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[quote name='Charles' timestamp='1299244244']Also, you can already easily perform many member functions on the front end like banning, suspending, mod queue, editing their profile, and more.
I must have missed something... We can edit something in profile, but ban, suspend, etc. ? Where ?

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[quote name='Adriano Faria' timestamp='1299246192']
I must have missed something... We can edit something in profile, but ban, suspend, etc. ? Where ?


Please keep comments unrelated to this blog entry in the appropriate areas. Feel free to submit a support ticket if you are unsure of the features of IP.Board. Thanks.

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[quote name='Tunga' timestamp='1299244111']
Agreed, even just a quick link from a public profile to the relevant Admin side editing screen would be helpful. It feels rather disjointed at the moment.


Ditto to that!

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Rikki, is the process of deleting member still same? i.e.

Click on Action -> Delete all members post -> Then again manually search member name and then delete member?

OR

With this new streamline process, I can easily click 'Delete' and it will auto delete user's comment on other profiles, private messages, topics, posts and status messages, etc? i.e. Total wipe out of user on forum? or there will be an option saying 'Delete Everything' for this user? Thanks

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Is it possible to edit member groups via a dropdown from that interface(via ajax) if you click on the "group" of a member? This interface just screams for something like that ^^

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[quote name='Adriano Faria' timestamp='1299243462']
Where is that ? Admin CP ? IPS should give us more control on public side! Everytime we need to do something we need to go to Admin CP... very boring.Good improvement, anyway.



This is correct please let us have some basic control of users on the front-end too.

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We already do have basic control of users on the front end - you can edit profile details, ban, suspend, and warn. What you can't do is delete them (this is a serious enough action to require the acp), or administrator tasks like approving validating members.

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