Yep, you should be able to make it so when an account is created the status is set to “inactive”. This way an admin can review the details and set the account to active which gives them ability to log in and view the protected content.
Do the following for this:
1) Open the “eMember_misc_functions.php” file of the eMember plugin and search for the following:
The value of that variable will be set to ‘active’. Just change that value to ‘inactive’. Do this for all the occurrences when you search.
2) Open the “eStore_misc_functions.php” file of the eStore plugin and search for the following:
$account_state = 'active';
Once you find it change it to the following:
$account_state = 'inactive';
Save and upload the files to the corresponding plugin directories. Now when someone becomes a member his/her account status will need to be manually reviewed and set to active before the account can be used.
Let me know if that helps.