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Moving forward with Composr

ocPortal has been relaunched as Composr CMS, which is now in beta. ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

Head over to compo.sr for our new site, and to our migration roadmap. Existing ocPortal member accounts have been mirrored.


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Fan in training

Help with that please

Well, first of all, I would want to compliment the creators of this CMS. I found it out only yesterday, wich was by accident reading some comments in other CMS reviews. This is really something amazing. I was using joomla, php-fusion and some other, but this really comes up on top of them :) How come its not added to the reviews? Anyway, my question is about guest account. Why its allowed for them to post in forums or shoutbox. Is there a fast way to restrict this group to readonly, not needing to review the whole sites structure and restrict 1 by 1?

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Well-settled

Admin Zone/Security/Permissions Tree Editor? :)
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Fan in training

That would need me to change everything 1 by 1. I did that, but still guests can bypass it by pressing urls on the site. Like forums readonly, but they can press on the site link to add topic in active forum panel and they are taken to post forum form. I did not find anywhere how to restrict shoutbox posts, only chatroom. But even that I can only make it visible or not visible.  Guest account should be automaticaly guest, not like normal member. Why would I want to register on the site, if I could do the same things members can do.
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They can see a form. But can they actually add topics?
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The permissions tree editor cascades, so if you deny guests permission to the /forum zone, they won't have access to anything underneath it.

Also, you can hold the ctrl key to select multiple entries at a time in the permissions tree editor.

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Fan in training

Ok, they cannot. But thats weird then. So what about chatroom and shoutbox? Is disabling them only the option? And uploading and downloading files?
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If you haven't already, check out the "Specific permissions" editor, which allows access for more specific actions.

You can hide the shoutbox for guests by wrapping it in an [if_in_group=2+] comcode tag. (use the "edit in zone editor" link to get there)

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Fan in training

Ok, seems a lot of work to make guest be just guests :) Ok what about not to hide but disable posting in shoutbox or no chance? + chatroom is postable for guests as well. There is only a option to disable editing for guests in chatroom. Thats bad. The thing is I dont want to see 999 guests posting spams everywhere on the website + they could actually flood it. I cant beleave something simple as guest account is left open to so many priviledges almost like normal registered member.
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Well-settled

Try Specific Permission/Submission and remove rights for Guests to submit all types of content (in the bottom). Would it help?
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Fan in training

Yes, I found that, thanks. But shoutbox and chatroom is a headache
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This is really something amazing. I was using joomla, php-fusion and some other, but this really comes up on top of them :) How come its not added to the reviews?

Thanks for your kind words. I wish it was reviewed more; unfortunately most reviews end up regurgitating what the review has been recommended by someone else (directly or indirectly), and it's hard to break into the circle. If you see it happening please mention it to the reviewer :).

Anyway, my question is about guest account. Why its allowed for them to post in forums or shoutbox.

A little free support as you were polite (I'm not supposed to do this ;))…

For shoutbox, you can deny view permissions to the chat module - but yes I'm afraid that will just hide the shoutbox completely for them. You could probably template something into the BLOCK_SIDE_SHOUTBOX template. In fact, you definitely can. Put {+START,IF,{$NOT,{$IS_GUEST}}}...{+END} around the button. You could do the same for that chat room.


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Ok, thanks a lot
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