Open Sign-Up

As a moderator or manager, you can enable Open Sign-Up for your Zerista website, allowing new users to create their own accounts without invitations. They must provide an email address to gain full access to the website.

Please follow the instructions below to set this up:

Log in to the admin portal of your event website.

Open Settings>Conference


Scroll down to Visibility Settings and then check the Open Sign up box.


Once ticked you will need to scroll down until you find Register URI. 

Then type in the following: '/user/creator'


Scroll back up until you find the event details. Find Default Signup Membership State (Only applicable for open registration/public sites). 

Select the default membership state of the user when they create their profile. It's advised that you choose memberregistering, or create a new member type as a placeholder. Your moderators can them sort them to other user roles at a later time, if needed.


Click Save at the bottom of the page, when finished.


This setup is now complete! You can now test it for yourself:

Log out and open your website. You should see Sign Up at the top right corner of the page. Click it!


The page will refresh, and from there you follow the prompts to create your own user profile.

Click on Sign me up! to complete your registration. You will now have access to the website and will be able to utilize the full functionality of the website.

Once the user signs up they are automatically sent an email from the system as confirmation the sign up has been done successfully.

As the Administrator/Moderator you will be able to edit the email template that the user receives.

To do please go to Engage>Template, in the admin portal.


Scroll down to the bottom and find the template USER_SIGNUP_SELF


Lastly, if you have an event which happens yearly and would like to make use of this feature please ask to your Project Manager about additional steps to take to when setting up your Open Sign-Up website.

For any additional questions or queries please contact Zerista support.

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