If a user cancels their account on a Drupal 7 site, is there a way to allow them to re-activate their account without requiring administrator intervention?

If a user has second thoughts and wants to rejoin the site using the same e-mail address, I would like to make it easy for them. I have set the Account cancellation method to Disable the account but keep the content.

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    If a user tries to register an account using the email used from a blocked account, the user will get an error about using an email already in use, and get a link to reset the password, but resetting the password doesn't work for blocked accounts. I didn't find a module that re-enables an account when a user tries to register using the email address already used from a blocked account.
    – apaderno
    Apr 28, 2013 at 21:37

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There are two URL which can help you in achieving this. First you will have to use Advance User module & then you can extends some hooks of it according to your need for account re-activation. There is a blog written on similar issue which may help you - Enable/Disable User.

I hope you find your solution.


You should use hook_user_cancel_methods_alter for this. Later on I think when user wants to reactivate his/her account. It will active.

  • Could you explain more? It's not clear to me how using that hook would allow users to reactivate their accounts. Apr 29, 2013 at 14:09

I ended up doing this using the Rules and Flag modules. I created a per-user flag, "Cancel my account," and the made some rules that would automatically unpublish all content posted by a user if and only if that user flagged himself/herself. I then created another set of rules to re-publish everything if the user then unflagged the "Cancel my account" flag on himself/herself.

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