Tom Jaeger - EE Harbor

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • ExpressionEngine 4
  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6


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  • Updater
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  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Fieldtype, Module


Create powerful and flexible member management areas using regular EE templates.

User allows you to build very powerful and complex member areas on your site. By default, ExpressionEngine comes with a special area (unlike regular EE templates) for member templating, and is very difficult to customize and impossible to stray from the structure in place. User slices up all that functionality into regular EE template tags that you can use wherever you want, however you want. Best of all, User only extends the EE Member module, so User becomes a plug and play add-on that works with existing Member data, and if you ever want to stop using it, can revert back to EE member module approach, etc.

User is also capable of much more! It brings to the table a robust set of front end member management tools and adds much more flexibility to the way your member management behaves. For example, you can send an automated custom welcome email to users once their registration is complete, Admins can register new members via the front end, create invitation emails with unique registration keys, set the email address to be the username for logging into your site, Custom error pages… and more!

User also includes a User Roles feature that allows you to create, manage and assign roles to users, restricting blocks of content, forms, admin tools, viewing of channel entries, etc to users with sufficient privileges on the front end EE templates. Also included is a Related Authors fieldtype that allows you to relate/assign members to channel entries.


User Links

This entry was created October 3, 2008, 12:01 pm.
This entry was last updated February 15, 2022, 3:25 pm.

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16 Reviews:

jamesjohn 07.21.14

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Nice Add on

TheSquid 03.12.14

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Module does exactly what it is supposed to do. Documentation is extensive and easy to understand. I did run into one problem, and the support was immediate, knowledgeable, and quickly solved the problem.

Jeff Pullinger 02.04.14

Jeff Pullinger
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Used it on so many sites now it feels it’s part of EE. Makes registering and managing users as simple as entries

Savannah Christian Church 02.03.14

Savannah Christian Church
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Great documentation, fantastic timely support.

It does exactly what its says by bringing EE member functionality outside of restricted member templates, it does not give you the flexibility of other user addons. if you want extend teh functionality of user templates User will not do that :(

Luke Wilkins 02.03.14

Luke Wilkins
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Solspace User is definitely a go-to user management add-on. It provides simple and customizable tags for carrying out all of the standard member management needs. The number of extension hooks also makes it simple to add in custom functionality when dealing with complex member access.

Oxygen Smith 02.02.14

Oxygen Smith
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Akin to slipping on a comfy fitted t-shirt after a lifetime of boxy, bunchy Hanes/FOTL tees—you’ll never want to go back to the “old way.” User is the most straightforward way to get member self-management happening on an EE install, & feels “more native than the native method” provided in EE.

Benek 02.02.14

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This is an automatic purchase for me for any site with serious member management. Makes it so easy to create proper member profiles and other member pages with real templates. Well worth the money, and honestly should have been included with EE.

creativesherpa 02.01.14

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Could you do what this module does on your own. Yes you could. Do you want to? No you don’t. If you are developing a site and you don’t want to put on blast what software you are using and/or want an integrated look get this module.

Itopia Interactive 01.18.11

Itopia Interactive
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Agree with everyone here, after having to frustratingly hack through EE2’s built-in Member files, User has been indispensable.

JCDerrick 10.27.10

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User is one of my favorite add-ons for Expression Engine. An absolutely essential tool for customizing the member pages. Saves developers a lot of time and frustration. Shame this isn’t built into EE by default.

Jamie Rumbelow 06.04.10

Jamie Rumbelow
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While I don’t think this module deserves five stars (very pricey for what can be hacked), it still remains a vital tool in the EE developer’s arsenal. If you don’t want to mess around in EE’s internals and want a simple way of administering your user templates, User is it.

Jérôme Coupé 12.10.09

Jérôme Coupé
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Essential to be able to customise member pages and add essential functions to EE. Hope that EE 2.1 will address this (fingers crossed).

Ryan Masuga 12.04.09

Ryan Masuga
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I do wish this was built-in functionality, but at any rate, this is extremely useful. User is very heavily relied upon here at devot:ee. The member pages would have been nearly impossible otherwise.

Todd D. 11.13.09

Todd D.
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One of my favorite add-ons for ExpressionEngine. Takes member templates to a whole ‘nother level.

Adam Khan 11.07.09

Adam Khan
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Clunk down the heavy chunk of change for this or go through member template hell?

jayjay 06.23.09

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Very useful add on!