How to Ban a User in Elgg

I have been getting some emails from Elgg users asking me how to prohibit a registered user from using the website without deleting that user. Because of that, in this article I will give a step by step guide on how to ban a user in Elgg. Sign in to your Elgg site as an Administrator and follow these steps:

1. On the top bar, click on the Administration link:

2. That will take you to the Admin page. Once you are there, on the left side menu, click on User Administration:

3. Now, look for the user that you want to prohibit from using the site. Once you find it, click on the bottom right corner of the user’s profile picture to get a contextual menu:

4. Now, on that Menu, click on Ban:

5.  A pop up window will appear asking you to confirm that action. Click on Accept to continue the process:

6. That is it! You will receive a confirmation message and the user will be banned and will not be able to use the site until you allow him:

This now concludes how to ban a user in Elgg

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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