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[RESOLVED] Need some assistance testing and also some permissions advice

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My site is slowly coming together and now I need some testers

My site is not open to the public yet but I need some people to help me test it so I can get an idea of what needs to be changed before offering it up to my target audience. I figured who better to help me test it than folks who use the some thing.

There is not any content on the site right now, I am just working on the basics


Can someone tell me the best way to allow a limited group of people to test the site? Should I set up a special group and then solicit people to help me out or is there another way that you guys do it?



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Give people a link to the join page, which they can access even if the site's closed. Once they are joined you can go edit their profile and put them in a Tester usergroup you've made and given access to closed site.


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Thanks. That was pretty simple.



My follow up is this.

the access to

I added myself as a regular member and one of the first things I noticed was the access to the content management sections. Is this the normal way most people set up their sites? I particular I'm wondering about the general public having access to the FAQ, ComCode, Cedi and Author sections.
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JohnBlaze said

My site is not open to the public yet but I need some people to help me test it  …

PT the URL John and I'll try and help out. As Chris has already said, when you have 'interested' membersfrom here wishing to offer advice, take their registration and manually add them to the 'Tester' group with the relevant permissions.

The 'Testers' should be able to offer advice on the various permissions you want set up, based on what you want to do with your site. You can accept their views - or NOT - but since it is YOUR site, you decide!

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The Livest Club

I opened it up for the testing phase.  only you guys here on this forum know about it.
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JohnBlaze said

Thanks. That was pretty simple.



My follow up is this.

the access to

I added myself as a regular member and one of the first things I noticed was the access to the content management sections. Is this the normal way most people set up their sites? I particular I'm wondering about the general public having access to the FAQ, ComCode, Cedi and Author sections.

IIRC…

FAQ will let people add but as non-validated
Comcode pages won't let people add
CEDI will let people add
Author will let people add

The default settings kind of tuned towards a collaborative/community site, but with access control for 'high precedence' stuff and a general requirement for validation.
Many people will just want to deny access to the CMS zone as a whole.


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@Chris



I want to allow people to add pages giving information about the club they belong to. Would that come under the CEDI or somewhere/somehow else?
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Best to keep it on CEDI in my opinion, yes.

It is possible to let people add Comcode pages but personally I would not trust people to add those to your sitemap so freely.


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ok Chris I will follow that advice.
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