This help file shows you how to add new Users to your Tendenci website. Only people with Super User level access to your website can add new users manually. The alternatives for adding users include self-registration, membership renewal, or filling out a contact form when donating, registering for an event, or otherwise submitting their information through a form on your website. 

This help file specifically talks about how to Add a New User manually, using your Super User level access. Learn more about managing Interactive Users in our Tendenci Guide to Interactive Users.

First Step - Login to Your Website

Log in with your Super User account.

Second Step - Navigate to Admin Navigation Menu 

Next to your name in the Admin navigation menu, click on "Community" and select "Users" from the sub-nav. 

Tendenci Add User Admin Nav Menu Screenshot 

Great! Now that you have made it to the 'People Search' directory which is your website's user database, right at the top in your admin navigation menu, click on "Users" and select "Add a User".

Tendenci Add User Admin Nav Menu Screenshot

Third Step - Fill Out the Add User Form

On the next screen, you'll see the User Profile form where you can fill out the contact information for the new user and select different options including creating a login and email notification options.  

Enter all the information you need for the new user, including username and password if they will be Interactive.  The First Name, Last Name, and Email fields are required. Passwords can be auto-generated when creating a user account. 

Note: Section J of the Add User Form

Security Level - If you need to add this person as a Superuser or Staff, you'll edit the security level and select the appropriate option from the dropdown menu in Section J. 

The Tendenci software is built on the Django project, please read the Documentation if you wish to understand how Django’s authentication system works. Please read our help file Site-Wide Tendenci Permissions Control Settings to learn more about the user system on your Tendenci website. 

Tendenci User System Screenshot
Section J on the Add User form is only viewable by Super Users

Remember to Click "Add User" to save the form and add a new User to your site!


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