Your Create website has the facility to let you have customer or user accounts on your website. You can use this as part of your shop to allow customers to register accounts which will store their address information and order history, or you can use it anywhere on your website to password protect certain pages.
In this guide we will be covering the ways in which you can use our user accounts facility and how you can apply it to your website.
You can utilise user accounts in the following ways:
By default, there is a "customer login" link on your shop pages.
If you do not have a shop, or you want a customer to be able to log in from any page of your website, you may wish to add one to the side column of your website.
You can add this via a side column item by following the instructions below:
Your login box will now appear in your side column!
If you don't want your customers to be able to register themselves with your website, you can remove the "register an account" link.
This way, only you will be able to add new users to your website.
To remove the register link, please follow the instructions below:
If you have not allowed registration on your website, or if you have acquired a new customer in another way, you will need to manually add them as a user.
To manually add a new user to you website, please follow the instructions below:
Once you have republished your website, your new user will be able to log in with the username and password you have just set up.
If you want to allow some of your website's users to access one part of your website, but not others, you can restrict access on a page to certain groups only.
You can assign your website's users to groups that you set up.
You can use this to allow certain groups access certain pages of your website. Or, you can also employ groups for your own organisational purposes.
For example, you can set up a group for customers that you have collected at a trade show, and another group for customers who have signed up via your website.
To set up some user groups, please follow the steps below:
You can also set up a "Default Group" in which newly registered users will automatically be added to. You can choose this group by following the steps below:
When a customer registers to your website, an email will automatically be sent to them. They will also be sent an email with a reset link if they forget their password.
You can customise what these emails say!
To do this, please follow the instructions below:
You can password protect pages, or sections (such as the shop), of your website.
This will mean that only your website's users (or a specific user group) can access it.
To actually password protect a section of your website, please follow the instructions below:
An example password protected page.
You have certain settings for your user accounts that are geared towards using them with your shop.
You can specify that accounts are automatically created when a customer goes through checkout, you can make it so a customer has to create an account to checkout and you can add or remove the login link on your shop pages.
To set these options up, please follow the steps below:
As you can see, user accounts are flexible and easy to use. But please don't forget, if you have any questions about setting up or utilising these, please contact your account manager who will be happy to help further!