So, following up on my other post about automatic approval of users, I’ve decided that for launch of my forum I’m OK with manual approval initially (and will worry about automation later).
But I still feel I am missing a fundamental point about approvals vs. invites. Perhaps this is best asked by explaining what I’d like to achieve.
In short, I have no problem with having some manual steps for ME as the admin up front. But I want to make this as simple and straightforward for my members.
I know I can send invites and do that in bulk. But I don’t want to send out invitations. That seems like an unnecessary step to me.
Instead, I plan to have a link to my forums from my main site (integrated with WordPress SSO) that is only visible to my logged on members. When they click on that link - having already logged on to my site - I want them to simple jump to my forum and start using it. The concept of invites and approvals are both unnecessary complexity to my members.
So, summing all this up, how can I bulk approve a subset of users manually, without bothering them with an invitation first?
As I say, I suspect I am missing a simple point here