Website Toolbox (Forum) Setup Guide
The setup guide below is meant to show you the fastest way to start a Website Toolbox account and get connected to MemberSpace.
Sign up for Website Toolbox here (save 10% off your first month): https://www.websitetoolbox.com/pricing.
Any of these available plans will work for integration with MemberSpace.
Create your forum using this Website Toolbox form and fill out the fields below:
After you complete the signup form, you've created your forum and you'll be taken to your Website Toolbox Dashboard.
To integrate your Website Toolbox account with your MemberSpace account, you'll need to retrieve two pieces of information from your Website Toolbox account; your API key and your Username.
To find your API key, find "settings" within your Website Toolbox navigation, then choose "security".
Once you click "security", scroll to the bottom of the page to find "API Key" (the last option on the list). Click "Show".
Copy this API key.
Log into your MemberSpace backend. Click "settings", "integrations", "website toolbox". Paste your API key in the first field.
Go back to your Website Toolbox account to find your Username. In your dashboard, you'll see it towards the top right of the screen:
Return to your MemberSpace backend, and enter your Username directly below where you have placed your API key (settings>integrations>website toolbox).
Once you have entered both your API key and Username, you'll want to choose which plans should have access to this forum. Check off as many plans as you'd like to have access.
Once you've chosen which plan should have access to your forum, click "Integrate with Website Toolbox", the pink button at the bottom of this page. Once you click this button, a link will be generated for you to use to place your forum on one of your pages.
Now you'll want to place your forum on one of your Member Pages. Copy the "Website Toolbox Forum Link" that has been generated for you.
Then pull up the page you'd like the forum to appear on and add a text block anywhere on the page.
Paste the "Website Toolbox Forum Link" you copied into this text block and then make it a link using the same URL. Then click "Update" or "Add Link":
And that will add your forum to your Member Page!
Make sure you click Save before navigating off of that page.
When testing your forum, be sure you:
- Are a member of a plan that has access to the forum, see step 7.
- Are logged into your member account on your website.
- Are testing the page on your live website in an incognito or private browser window (i.e. you're not logged into your MemberSpace backend).
- Website Toolbox creates another official URL in their backend which can then be accessed as a secondary portal if found. This is separate from the MemberSpace setup. You simply have to ensure "invite only" is also turned on in Website Toolbox. You'll first click "Settings in the top navigation of your Website Toolbox backend, then click the Security tab. Click the "Privacy" dropdown and choose "Invite Only" and then click "Save"!
OPTIONAL - Email Verification
Website Toolbox settings will default to require that members will have to verify their email address prior to accessing the forum (this is redundant since they've already verified their email when creating their initial account on your website).
To turn off Website Toolbox email verification go to Settings - Security - Email Address Verification