Is there a way to get notified when new users join?
Two ways you can do it either enable approval of new users.
Or set up a zapier workflow to email upon new user via a webhook
Thanks for your response.
I don’t need to approve new people though. I just want to get a notification when someone joins.
I know I can go to dashboard - new users to see new people who’ve joined. But I would rather get a notification.
Any ideas there?
That was an either/or - you can configure the user webhook to trigger when a user is added/changed without requiring approval of new users.
as @supermathie beat me to it -
If you want it without approval there is no native way within discourse to do so. Follow the Zapier webook link in my last post and will help set up a workflow in which will send you an email
What I’m currently doing in order to check any new signups (and total forum user count) on my forum is using the link yourdiscourseforum(.)com plus /users. So you visit yourdiscourseforum(.)com/users. Additionally I bookmark this url on my iPhone in order to check up on my forum user stats when I’m away from my pc.
Getting an e-mail notification seems great if your getting a “reasonable” amount of new signups per day, so not in the hundreds. What I would prefer to see is a weekly update/stats report about your forum being automatically emailed to you.
I’ve set the webhook up but it’s emailing more for every change of a persons account so whether they sign up, delete account etc. Is there a way of restricting the User Event to just a signup?
I believe that you either need a plugin or to have wherever you are calling do the filtering.
You might check out https://github.com/fantasticfears/discourse-user-created-webhook
There is no need for a plugin, just filter the webhook event type for only user created.
Read the whole guide, it shows exactly this Discourse Webhooks and Zapier
The problem that I think I understand, though, is that Zapier charges more to filter those calls and also counts each of those unnecessary calls against how much you have used it