Setting Your Dolphin 7.1 Website to “Invitation Only”

Hello and welcome! In today’s blog I’m going to show you how to use the Dolphin 7.1 “Registration by invitation only” option. This option is useful if you want to eliminate spam registrations or give your site a more exclusive feel.

Start by logging into the Dolphin admin area, then click “Advanced Settings” under the “Settings” heading on the left side menu. Next click the “Profiles” sub-heading. On this screen you’ll find an option called “Enable registration by invitation only”. Place a check mark next to this option and click “Save” at the bottom of the screen.

Dolphin 7.1 invite only setting

Dolphin 7.1 invite only setting

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.

Dolphin 7.1 invite only notice

Dolphin 7.1 invite only notice

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

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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