Use Case: Become A Site Member
Becoming a member of a site allows you to access the additional
services of the site. Often this includes a personal online
work area (your "desktop"), the ability create and submit your
own content for publication and the ability to personalize the
look and behavior of the site to better meet your needs.
Note that different sites have different purposes, and the specific
services available to site members depends on the choices of the
site administrators. By default, a CMF site provides members with a
private "desktop", the ability to create certain types of basic
content and the ability to select the visual style of the site that
- To become a member of a site, visit the site homepage and click on
the "Join" link in the menu located on the left side of the page.
- Clicking the "Join" link will take you to a form. Complete
the fields on the form and click the "Register" button to
become a registered member of the site.
- The exact information required by the registration form will
vary from site to site. The form for a default CMF site
requires visitors to provide at least a login name, a
password and a valid email address to become a member. The
default form also gives you an option to have the password
you provided at registration time emailed to you for future
- After submitting the member registration form, you should
see a page informing you that you have successfully been
registered as a site member. This page also provides a link
that you can use to log into the site immediately.