About this article:
Difficulty level: Easy
Technical background needed: Beginner
Estimated time required to complete: 5 mins
What and Why?
We don't have an official member approval feature yet, but we do have a few workarounds for you. These workarounds work best if you have a relatively small number of applicants/members/etc.
Option 1 - Create a "pending" membership
Step 1 → Create a "Pending approval" membership that doesn't grant access to anything. We recommend you:
Redirect new members to a "Pending approval" page
Also, use our Zapier integration to send yourself an alert when someone signs up.
Note: It's not possible to send emails on membership change at this time. You'll need to manually alert members by email if they are approved or denied.
Option 2 - Use an application form
Step 1 → Have members submit a regular contact form (this is nice because you'll receive an alert when new members "sign up").
Step 2 → Once you decide to approve a member, you can ask them to sign up or manually add them to a free membership on your site.
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