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Fan in training

Ok just a few quick questions regarding the ocPortal. After having successfully installed. Thanks in advance!!! :)

1) I want a certain users to be able to add pages to the website upon request when placed in a certain user group, but without giving them full administrative control to the site, is this possible at all? Say for example I might have an article writer who wants to add a new page about an event, etc.

2) On the homepage of my site, there's this box.
How do I get an RSS feed (say for example one from a news website) to show all the headlines in there?

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1- just try using the permission tree editor, should be fairly easy to set in there, by going to the cms\cms_comcode_pages module

2- re-add the block with parameters of your choosing (edit page, add block button)

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Thanks. Another question - how do I get the side navigational menus to display in the same format and layout throughout every page on the site?

On my index page, I have a left menu and a right menu (with calendar/stats etc). I want those menus to appear on every page by default and on article pages, have them hidden, but without having to go through each and every single page and code-in each menu.

The other thing is, catalogues. I have a catalogue which I've decided to use as a business directory. How do I automatically enable it so that users can review companies? At present, it only gives the advert creator the option of enabling reviews, but I don't want to give them the option, I'd prefer to force it to be enabled and not give the advert creator the option.
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