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XF 1.5 When a new user joins, how can I control which usergroup he enters after confirmation?

#1
When a new user joins, how can I control which usergroup he enters after confirmation? Thanks for any help.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#2
What exactly do you mean by "control"?
They should, after successful registration/validation go into the registered users group. If you want them in additional groups, then you need to create promotions based upon the criteria that are offered to automate the promotion.
Don't get stuck on the "old way" of user groups that other software scripts use in which one goes into a main group for different things. All users should go into a registered group, which has the minimal permissions you want them to have - then run a promotion to add them into secondary groups that offer additional benefits.
For a good explanation, review Brogan's guide: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/implementing-permissions-across-multiple-user-groups.358/
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
It isn't possible to control which primary user group new members are added to - it is fixed in code to the Registered user group.

Tracy Perry has already linked to the guide which explains how to set cascading permissions up.