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category permissions - Permissions Empty Permissions

Post by Ange Tuteur January 22nd 2015, 10:18 am


The permissions of forums and groups allow you to assign access, viewing, etc... To different guests and members of your forum, based on their "status" or group membership.

category permissions - Permissions 09615110I. Forum Permissions

You can set the permissions of a forum by choosing, for example, that only the members can view and read topics, but the guests still see the forum ( but cannot enter without logging in ) There are several possible combinations, here's how :

Administration panel > General > Forum > Categories and Forums
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By clicking on the tab Forum Permissions Control you will get this page :
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Click on the name of the forum that you want to set the permissions on, and you will get this page :
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category permissions - Permissions 09615111Presets :
The presets are used to set predefined settings, without having to modify the permissions manually. As you can see, it contains four fields :
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  • The first field gives access to view the forum, and read its topics.
  • The second field gives the permission of writing messages ( new topic or reply )
  • The third field sets who can view images in topics. If you select "Members", guests will see a text inviting them to log in or register instead of the image.
  • The fourth field sets who can see links in topics. If you select "Members", guests will see a text inviting them to log in or register instead of the link.

category permissions - Permissions 09615111Individual settings :
The first thing to notice is that some fields are doubles. Example : permissions View -the forum- and Read -the messages- are coupled. If you want your guests to see the forum but not read it, it's a problem... This is why you should pay attention to the link Advanced Mode :

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By clicking this link, you get access to all fields individually.

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category permissions - Permissions 09615110II. How to reserve access for specific members without putting them in a group ?

Administration Panel > Users and Groups > Users > Search Users
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Select the user you want to give special permission, and click on Perms :

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You will get this page on which you must check Allowed Access to allow the member access to the forum :
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This way, you allow the member to have the same permissions as the group that has the permissions for that forum.
Do not forget to save too !

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