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How to Ban Members in PHPFox

Review on how to ban members from accessing your PHPFox website

With each community, we always have the need of restricting the access to our websites for certain people. There is a good feature in PHPFox that will allow you to do just that. To ban a member on your website, you need to access your website as administrator and then click on the AdminCP button at the top-right corner.

 

Access admin panel in PHPFox

 

You do have 5 ways of banning a member on your website. They are:

Step 1 Ban Username

Click on the Tools button at the top menu and then Ban Filters > Usernames.

 

Ban usernames in PHPFox

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Username - Enter the username that you wish to add. Note that you can enter parts of the username and then add (*) asterisk in order to ban the different variations
  • Ban User - Activate/Deactivate the ban filter
  • Reason: State the reason for the ban
  • Ban for how many days - Set how many days the ban will be effective. Enter 0 for indefinite
  • User group to move the user when the ban expires - Self-explanatory
  • User groups affected - Set the user groups to be checked by the system for ban filter violation

 

Add information for username ban in PHPFox

 

Click on the Add button to create the actual filter.

 

Step 2 Ban Emails

Click on the Tools button at the top menu and then Ban Filters > Emails.

 

Ban emails in PHPFox

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Email - Enter the email address that you wish to add. Note that you can enter parts of the email and then add (*) asterisk in order to ban the different variations
  • Ban User - Activate/Deactivate the ban filter
  • Reason: State the reason for the ban
  • Ban for how many days - Set how many days the ban will be effective. Enter 0 for indefinite
  • User group to move the user when the ban expires - Self-explanatory
  • User groups affected - Set the user groups to be checked by the system for ban filter violation

 

Add information for email ban in PHPFox

 

Click on the Add button to create the actual filter.

 

Step 3 Ban Display Names

Click on the Tools button at the top menu and then Ban Filters > Display Names.

 

Ban display names in PHPFox

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Display Name - Enter the display name that you wish to add. Note that you can enter parts of the name and then add (*) asterisk in order to ban the different variations
  • Ban User: Activate/Deactivate the ban filter
  • Reason: State the reason for the ban
  • Ban for how many days - Set how many days the ban will be effective. Enter 0 for indefinite
  • User group to move the user when the ban expires - Self-explanatory
  • User groups affected - Set the user groups to be checked by the system for ban filter violation

 

Add information for display names ban in PHPFox

 

Click on the Add button to create the actual filter.

 

Step 4 Ban IP Address

Click on the Tools button at the top menu and then Ban Filters > IP Address.

 

Ban IP address in PHPFox

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • IP Address - Enter the IP address that you wish to add. Note that you can enter parts of IP and then add (*) asterisk in order to ban the different variations
  • Ban User - Activate/Deactivate the ban filter
  • Reason - State the reason for the ban
  • Ban for how many days - Set how many days the ban will be effective. Enter 0 for indefinite
  • User group to move the user when the ban expires - Self-explanatory
  • User groups affected - Set the user groups to be checked by the system for ban filter violation

 

Add information for IP address ban in PHPFox

 

Click on the Add button to create the actual filter.

 

Step 5 Ban Words

Click on the Tools button at the top menu and then Ban Filters > Words.

 

Ban words in PHPFox

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Word - Enter a word that you wish to add. Note that you can enter parts of the word and then add (*) asterisk in order to ban the different variations
  • Replacement - Enter a replacement word for the one you want to ban
  • Ban User - Activate/Deactivate the ban filter
  • Reason - State the reason for the ban
  • Ban for how many days - Set how many days the ban will be effective. Enter 0 for indefinite
  • User group to move the user when the ban expires - Self-explanatory
  • User groups affected - Set the user groups to be checked by the system for ban filter violation

 

Add information for word ban in PHPFox

 

Click on the Add button to create the actual filter.