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Well-settled

I'm in the correct place to add content for just one specific group?

My question is this: Say I'm the author and I make
a post/add a new page to give permission to one
group where, how, and when do they have access
to this content?

I'm in the correct place to add content for just one
specific group?

I'd like to add a video for example and allow only
those in my basic group to access it, how, when,
where do they see it.

For me, how and where do I add the content for
the group?

Have a great week!

Thanks,
CF-
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Hi WBD! I think the

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[if_in_group]
comcode directive is what you are looking for. Further information is here. For example, if the ID of the group you would like to have access to the content is 6, then the tag would be:

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[if_in_group param="6"]CONTENT_HERE[/if_in_group]
OCP4 has added some kewl new features as far as "param" goes. For example, if you would like some content hidden from guests but viewable by all other groups, then you could use

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[if_in_group param="2+"]CONTENT_HERE[/if_in_group]
The second example is an elegant way to have a single :start page for example that has (different) content for guests and members.

If you are looking for dynamic content and forum restriction(s), that is easily achieved via the permission tree editor in the adminzone.

Hope this helps!
SD

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Could you not just as easily create your CEDI page for that content, and set the permissions in the group access heading while editing the page?
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SoccerDad said

If you are looking for dynamic content and forum restriction(s), that is easily achieved via the permission tree editor in the adminzone.

Hope this helps!
SD

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Well-settled

I want to say thank you for all
your help. I'm taking the CEDI
route… It seems more simplistic
at this moment in time. :)

So let me jump to it and make
it happen because I really would
like to get this right by Saturday.

Again, thank you so much!

Continue to have a great week!

Thanks,
CF-
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Hi,

Funny to see how different users have their own way of doing things.

To me the obvious answer is that if you're adding a video, you'll probably want it in a gallery. So you'd go to the Content Management zone, add a gallery - and at this point you can say what usergroups have access to that gallery. When you've added the gallery, add the video into it.

But it really depends on what you're trying to do. If the video is one amongst many, a gallery makes perfect sense. If the video is a part of another page, you'd use an attachment on that page, and probably control access to the page as a whole. Or if you want a more casual structure of different kinds of content all mixed-up, that's CEDI.


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Assign a Category

Thanks Chris! :thumbs:

Okay, I'm with you all the way
with those instruction. I reach
the point where it asks me to
assign a category… How and
where? :$

My "Site Tree" doesn't expand
and so I can't see what's deep
inside.

How and where can I create
my categories and I'm moving
full steam ahead.

Thank you!

CF
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Hi,

I think there may be a bug in the version you're using that stops the site tree working in Internet Explorer. Sorry about that.
You could upgrade to fix it, but to be honest I don't want to subject you to that process at this point in your learning experience.

You might want to try out the Firefox and use this for a while. I think you'll like it and find it at least as effective as Internet Explorer. I'm not trying to convert you (and really the bug in IE is totally our fault and not really excusable), but it might solve your immediate problem, and it's always a good idea for someone developing sites to have a few browsers installed.

The category it asks for. Do you mean when you add a video, it's asking for the category (gallery) it should be put in?


Last edit: by Chris Graham


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Well-settled

Hi Chris,

Taking it in steps! ;o)

I've downloaded the FireFox
browser and was able to add
the Galleries and provide the
permissions to usergroups.

The question is this: Where did
they go? :| I'm logging in as a
test user and I don't see the
Galleries.

Puzzled, yet driven!

Thanks,
CF-
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Maybe you removed permissions from the gallery for the usergroup that the test user is in?


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Well-settled

Chris,

It's possible. I'm beginning to feel that
portal is made for a developer and not
the basic "webmaster".

I thought if I could do a WP blog I could
do this. And it's possible that it's right in
my face and it's not visible.

I'm waiting for Allen to get back with me
and I have to see what I need to do. I
have a goal that I must meet. I have to
change if for two weeks from this week.

I thank you as always for your insight
and your help. ;)

Have a fantastic day!

Thanx,
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To be honest, Wordpress is about the simplest web software out there, which is it's key 'selling point'. It's able to be so easy as like other blog software it only has a few very basic features. ocPortal aims to allow people to do all kinds of different things, and therefore can't be as 'direct' – things need to be built, in a sense, and that requires an understanding of the various features available and how they work. I wouldn't say ocPortal is for developers – you can make very sophisticated sites without having to write any code – and lots of users do – but it does require a fair chunk of experience of using other sophisticated software (same kind of level as needed to make good use of something like Excel to make custom charts or set equations).


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