The moderator CP can be accessed by clicking on your name and selecting ModeratorCP on the front end of your site. This is a central place for the moderators on your site to manage items which need attention, along with other useful moderation tools.
The reported content section will show you any content that has been reported by your members on the site. You can click into any of these to view the content of the report or select them for mass processing.
The approval queue
The approval queue gives your moderators a workable queue of content that needs to be actioned and approved by a member of your site staff. You can then step through each item and action as appropriate. You can start the approval queue by selecting the button provided.
Each item in the queue will show you the content and give you the option to quickly delete, skip or approve the item. Once an item is actioned you are automatically moved to the next item in the queue.
This section of the moderator CP will allow your moderators to set up and manage announcements attached to different areas of the site. You can see which area active at a glance with the active flags which are set here. To set up a new announcement on the site, simply click on the Add Announcement button.
Once you have clicked to add a new announcement, you will be presented with a screen similar to the below. Here I have created an announcement which will show only in the chat area of my site, and also set the announcement to expire after a set date. These options are of course optional and you can set these to show indefinitely and in all areas should you wish to do so.
Selecting an area for showing an area which has more than one section, will allow you to narrow this down further. For example, if you select forums then you can choose only a specific forum if you wish.
These will show on the front end of your site in the locations you have chosen, similar to the image below
You can move this block around on each application, and defined how many to show, using the block manager, clicking on the small tab on the left of the site.
IP Address Tools
The IP Address tools will allow you to look to site related information on a specific IP address. To use this, enter an IP address into the box provided as below, and select continue.
In the example below I have entered by own local IP. As you can see there is various information related to how that IP has been used on the site, along with location information if it is available.
This tool can be handy if you see an IP address of a user who is causing issues on your site and you would like to see if there are any other related members of related content with the same IP address.
You can quickly manage members from within the moderator CP from the Member Management section. Entering members name will then allow you to edit the member (subject to permissions). You will also see some useful lists of information below this on members who are banned, restricted, queued, or banned from chat for quick access to these.
Clicking on the recent warnings area will give you a list of all the recent warnings on the site, so you can quickly get a view of who has recently been warned.
Selecting any of the warnings will show you more information and give you the opportunity to revoke these warnings should you need to do this.
Finally in the moderator CP, you can view a list of hidden content on the site. You can view all of these at once or you can limit this by area of the site. This gives you a one click location to view all hidden content, rather than clicking into individual sections to find these.