Identifying New Members
I recently discovered the space to see a summary of activity occurring on my site, and had a question. When looking at new members, I can see the first 5 or 6 names, but if there were more that signed up, it simply says "plus 5 more". Is there a way to see who those 5 more were? I thought about a report that brings up those that received the Level 1 rank, but I cannot figure out how to have it return more than just the quantity.
The names listed are linked to their profile, but there is no way that I have found to expand the XX others joined list. Would love to make sure I am welcoming all new members and not leaving anyone out.
Would love to hear if anyone has a better way to identify those newbies! Thanks much
Alex Dunne Member ✭✭✭
Hi @Heather Wendt !
I believe that the Vanilla team will be releasing some enhancements to their user management module soon which should hopefully make it easier for you (hope I'm right saying that! Some Vanilla mod can please correct me!) but in the meantime you can try adding
/utility/exportprofilesto the end of your community url to generate a CSV download. I use this weekly to see a list of all the new people who have joined.0
Heather Wendt Member, Higher Logic Vanilla Staff mod
Awesome @Alex Dunne! Thank you so much...nice and easy solution, it seems like.0
@Alex Dunne @Heather Wendt You're on the right track however that method of exporting users is being deprecated in favour of the API based method:
There are examples of the API calls you can make for users here:
There are good examples of getting users if you want the most recent 500 or 5000. You can opt to only include after a specific date i.e want to see everyone who registered as of January 1st. There's also an example of how to included the profile fields.
I know an API can seem scary but for something like that, so long as you are logged in as an Admin (API calls make permission checks after all) and you insert the right URL to your address bar in your browser, hitting enter will make the API call and export you the CSV file. It certainly becomes more complicated when it comes to hosting the code on a particular server and building out an integration between applications.
You can check out the API 101 session we held a while back here for more info:0