December 13

How To Manage Members in phpBB 2


Objective: Learn how to navigate the admin panel to view member info, approve new members, deactivate accounts, and ban users.

Log In and View Member Info

STEP 1: Log In and Go to Admin Panel

  • Log in with your admin user name.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Go to Administration Panel link.

Administration panel

  • You will be asked to enter your login information again. When you do so, you will then see the Admin Panel.

STEP 2: View Member Details

  • On the sidebar, scroll to the User Admin section, usually found at the bottom. Click on Management.


  • You will be taken to a page where you will need to insert the user name listed on the email. Then, click the User Lookup button.

Look up user

Note: This action takes you to the user’s registration information page, where you can view and modify settings for the specific user.

Member Approval and Deactivation

STEP 1: Log In and Go to Admin Panel

STEP 2: Go to Member’s Information Page

STEP 3: Approve/Deactivate Member Account

  • Scroll to the bottom of the member information page, where you will find the Special Admin-Only Fields.

  • To approve (activate) the member, mark the “Yes” radio button and click the submit button.

Approve members

  • Return to the email you received and click the approve link. If you omit this step, the user will not be notified that the account has been approved.

Note: If you need to deactivate a member’s account, follow the above 3 steps but change the “User is active” option to “No.”

Ban Member

STEP 1: Log In and Go to Admin Panel

STEP 2: Go to Member’s Info Page

  • Make note of the member’s user name, email address, and IP address.

STEP 3 Go to Ban Control Page

  • On the sidebar, scroll to the User Admin section, usually at the bottom of the page. Click on the Ban Control link.

Ban Control

Note: You will be taken to the Ban Control Page. Here you can ban by user name, IP address, or email address.

  • To ban a member, simply choose one or more of the ban options and insert the member specific information required. Click Submit.

Note: Use this option ONLY if you are familiar with IP basics. It is possible to ban a whole country or ISP provider if done improperly.

STEP 4: Log Out


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