How to Turn Off Registration in Elgg 1.8

In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to disable registration in Elgg 1.8:

1. First, sign into your Elgg site as an Admin, and once logged in click on the Administration link in the topbar menu to go to the Admin Dashboard:


2. Now, go to the right sidebar, click Settings to display the settings sub menu. There, click on Advanced Settings:

3. In the Advanced Settings page, look for the Allow new users to register option. By default is activated. To disable this option and turn off registration, unchecked it and click on Save:

4. And that’s it, registration is turned off.

When registration is off, you can create new users with your Admin account. This is useful if you are still developing your site and do not want people using your site.

If you experience problems with this guide, ask here or in our Elgg forum for support. This now concludes How to turn off registration in Elgg 1.8

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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