SilkStart's flexible permission settings let you control who has access to each application on your site, including your Member Directory. The notes below explain the different levels of directory access granted by each permissions setting.
Restrict what kinds of website visitors can access information about your members.
- Log in to your Admin Panel and navigate to Settings > Manage Permissions
- Navigate to the 'User' or 'Company' heading
The following options may be customized for not logged-in guests*, logged-in users**, and each membership type:
View User/Company Listing: The user may view the directory and browse the information available on the listings page. Unless your messaging system is disabled, this permission may let the user email/contact a member/company in your directory. Learn more about enabling/disabling the messaging tool.
View User/Company Details: The user may click into a member's/company's profile and view all available details.
Post a new Company: The user may create a new company profile on your website.
To be able to access your main directory (yoursite.silkstart.com/directory) at the most basic level, a user type will need permission to View User Listing AND View Company Listing. This is because your main directory displays both individual and company profiles, so the user will need permission to view both in order to access this page.
If you would like your directory accessible to members only, ensure that Logged in Users and Not Logged in Guests do not have any permissions for Users or Companies.
*What is the "Not Logged in Guest" type?
This user group represents members of the public, or anyone browsing your site without logging in.
**What is the "Logged in user" type?
A logged-in user represents someone who does not have an active plan, but still has a valid username (email) and password for your site. This includes expired members, users who created an account with your Explore option, or those who created an account but did not finish completing payment during the enrolment flow.