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The following fields are available on default when creating user accounts, these fields cannot be deleted:

  • Username
  • Password (2x – confirmation)
  • Avatar – not required
    • Because Concrete5 can also be used for communities this feature is available on default.

Press after entering all the required fields on the "Create user" button. The user will be created and can login with the login details you just entered.


First you will have to find a user on the "Find users" page to be able to edit a user. Use words or characters that are used in the username or password of the user account you want to edit.

After searching you will get a result list with users that match the words you entered. Press on the name, not the email address, of the user account you want to edit. The profile page will now open and press on the edit button to start editing. Which fields are available depends on the amount of additional fields there are created in the "User Attributes" section. The fields from the user creation screen are also available.


In the user editor there is an option to add users to user groups. The advantages of this option is managing user accounts and managing permissions set for an entire group of users instead of applying permissions to every single user account.

The option is available under the "Add Group" link. A list with all available user groups will appear. Select the group(s) you want to add the user and save the user profile.


Users can be added to user groups which makes managing users easier. All settings and permissions are handled on user group level and will apply to every user that is added to these groups. When a user is not added to any group(s) the user will have the permissions from the "Registered users" group. Visitors, not logged in users, will have the permissions from the "Guests" group.

How permissions can be set to user groups is explained in the permissions section.


On the bottom of the "Groups" page there is a small form present which allows you to create new user groups. You can enter a name and description for the group. No other information is needed.


Press on a name of a user group to edit the information about that group. Here you can change the name and description of the group. Save changes by clicking on the "Update" button.


In the "User attributes" tab it is possible to add additional fields to user profiles. First a list is displayed with all the already present user attributes; these can also be edited here.

The values of these attributes can be set by the user itself or by an Administrator. There is also an option to show these attributes on registration of the user account when registration is enabled.

  • Handle
    • Is used in the database and can be used to call the information in PHP.
  • Type
    • What type of field will be used to enter the information? Options: text field, large text area, checkbox, dropdown box, radio buttons and HTML text.
  • Name
    • The name of the question the user will see in the user profile editor.
  • Values
    • Only used with radio buttons and the dropdown box. The options the user will see have to be entered here. One option per rule.
  • Hidden
    • Will hide the field from the user.
  • Required
    • Is the question required to save the profile or complete the registration?
  • Private
    • This value will or will not be shown in the public profile.
  • Registration Q
    • Is this question available on the registration page?

There are a number of global settings that apply for all users. This can be found under the "User Registration" tab.

  • Registration
    • Registration is disabled
    • Registrations need to be verified with an email.
    • Registrations have to be manually approved by an Administrator.
    • Registration is enabled.
    • Allow users to use their OpenID.
    • Use the email address as username.
  • Profiles
    • Activate publicly available profile pages for user accounts..

"This tutorial was originally written by Tom de Bruijn in 2009 and has been adapted in 2010 for Full Flavour Media's Concrete5 users"

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