Making Your Dolphin 7 Site Invitation Only

In today’s blog I’m going to show you how to use the Dolphin 7 “Registration by invitation only” option. This option is useful if you want to give your site a more exclusive feel or if you want to cut down on spam registrations.

Start by logging into the Dolphin admin area, then click “Advanced Settings” under the “Settings” heading on the left side menu. Next click the “Other” sub-heading.

The dolphin 7 admin

The dolphin 7 admin

 

If you scroll down you’ll find an option called “Registration by invitation only”. Place a check mark next to this option and click “Save” at the bottom of the screen.

Invitation only option

Invitation only option

 

Now if a prospective member clicks any of the “Join” links on the site they are greeted by a message telling them they need to be invited to join the site.

No invite, no join form

No invite, no join form

 

Now any current member (or admin) can click the “Invite a friend” link and send an invitation to anyone they choose.

Invite a friend

Invite a friend

 

That person will receive a link in their email they can use to visit the site.

Sample invite email

Sample invite email

 

 

Once the link is clicked the join form will be activated and they can register normally.

Join form

Join form

 

It’s as simple as that. Now your site will have the look and feel of a private community. Until next time, happy social networking!

 

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