Groups (previously known as Membership) has been given a complete reworking along with some great new features. It is available on all platforms (iOS, Android, and PWA). Moreover, the Group Management Add-On is now free.
Here are a couple of advantages of this change:
- New features in groups allow users to better utilize the power and the diverse features of your app.
- Enabling the add-on conveys the experience within the Content Management System (CMS) to a higher level.
For details on how to set up the Group Management Add-On, please watch the following video.
This article provides information on the Use Cases of Groups and how to set up the Group Management Add-On.
- Enabling the Add-On
- Creating and Managing Groups
- Adding or Inviting Users
- Customizing the Group Log-in Page Design
- Customizing the Email Invite Form for Groups
- Shared Account (Legacy)
The Group Management Add-On is great for corporations, schools, and small businesses.
You can use groups to limit or extend access to certain services that your business provides. Hence, groups can allow you to set a members area where you provide access to more features.
You can also move all your current members to a group and require new users to purchase a membership.
Using Push Notifications may extend the possible use cases of Groups for your business.
Enabling the Add-On
The Group Management Add-On needs to be enabled via the BiznessApps Dashboard. Resellers can find the Add-ons section in their Partner Dashboard. For single app accounts, you can find the Add-ons section inside the left navigation bar of the CMS.
For details on enabling the add-on, please see this article on Enabling Group Management Add-On.
Creating and Managing Groups
Once the add-on has been enabled, new groups can be created.
For a detailed guide, please see this article on Creating and Managing Groups.
Adding or Inviting Users
Once the groups have been created, you can add or invite additional users.
For more details on the topic, please see this article on Adding or Inviting a User in Groups Management.
Customizing the Group Log-in Page Design
The design settings of the Group Log-in Page are imported from the Global Design of the app. However, you can adjust the design at any time. To make adjustments, follow the steps below.
- Click Create.
- Select Build.
- Under the APP ONBOARDING section, click Group Log-in.
- Select the Custom Design tab.
- Change the design parameters as you wish.
The background image is always blurred to improve legibility. We recommend you to use images and text colors with appropriate contrast for the same purpose.
Customizing the Email Invite Form for Groups
When you invite users to join a group, your app sends an invitation letter. You can customize the Email Invite Form. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Under the Email Invite Form section, click on the Customize button.
- Customize the content by using the Rich Text Editor.
In the content, do not modify the Create Account button, which might result in the form not working.
- Click Save.
Shared Account (Legacy)
If you were previously using the single-mode for Membership, you see the following screen on your Groups page.
You can adjust the username and password for your application via the Shared Account cell on the right. You can continue using this option if you prefer to do so. BiznessApps plans to continue supporting it.
Use the Upgrade Groups Management cell on the left, to upgrade the add-on.