New features: "Request to join" and expanded user details
"Request to Join" Option for Private Communities
A new option is available to allow users to "Request to Join" your private community. This option is available Admin > Settings > Moderation:
When enabled, users can request access by entering their details, including any required custom profile fields you have defined.
Moderators are notified and can approve or reject (block) users:
Member Sign Up Approvals in Public Communities
For public communities, a new option is available to approve new member sign ups.
- Approve all new members: Requires moderator approval for all new members.
- Approve members with these email domains: Users who sign up with specific email domains require moderator approval.
Moderators are notified when users request to join and can approve or reject (block) users.
This option is available Admin > Settings > Moderation:
Expanded User Details
Additional information about users is now available in Admin > Users. Click the expander icon to show details. Full profile data is shown including any custom profile fields you have defined. Recent access history is available under Device Info, including IP address, location, and browser details. This information is useful to review when determining whether to approve a user who has requested to join.