Custom User Access Levels

You can create your own custom access levels and add members to these new access groups once they are created.

  • If you haven't already done so, Log in to your website and go to the Dashboard. You will be taken to the Site Content tab.
  • Select the User Admin tab, then select User Access Groups from the left navigation bar.
  • Listed in the User access groups index will be the three default access groups: Member, Publisher, and Site Admin. By selecting the name of each access group you can see what access each group has. A Site Admin has access to everything. The access they have will be displayed in green. You will notice a Publisher has limited access. A Member has no dashboard access. They only have access to view content created for members when logged in. 
  • To create a new access group select the Add User Group button.
  • Enter a Name for your new access group, then select the checkboxes for each category of access you want for your new group. 
  • When finished, select the Save button. The new access group will be displayed on the index page showing each access category you selected in green. 
  • Select the User Profiles folder in the left navigation bar.
  • To Add a new user, see the Users training video for further instructions if needed. 
  • Select a user account by selecting the Edit link.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page. Each user needs to have a radio button for an access group of Member or higher selected. Select a checkbox for the new Custom Access Group. The most common custom access level will be an access group set to Member with a custom access group added giving a member more rights than just a member but not as much as a publisher. The second would be default access set to Publisher and a custom access group where a user doesn't need full site admin rights, but just a few. Sometimes you might just want a special member group, for example, the Board of directors.
  • Select Save.