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 ocPortal 9 will be superseded by Composr 10.

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HOW TO SET UP

Well I have spent 2 weeks setting up OC Portal and creating a custom design.

I didnt think that I would be able to do this not having the slightest idea about programming. But I have surprised myself…its actually not that difficult , just takes some patience and a lot of repetition, testing different things…

I only have one last thing to configure and I am not sure how to do this so asking politely for some assistance.

The users in my system have a menu structure which includes a link to add a blog entry. This is fine, it links to the add blog page….

BUT MY PROBLEM is that the ADD BLOG PAGE also has links at the top to the CMS one and I dont want users to be able to go to this section.

If I disable the privilege from admin, then the Add Blog Link doesn't work as obviously the user no longer has the permission.

ALL I WANT is the user to er able to Add their own blogs but not have any access to CMS Zone

How to set this up ????

Chris
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Right, not sure if you're talking about the admin menu, or the fact the CMS zone link becomes active in the zone menu.

To get rid of the admin menu for the CMS zone, blank out the cms:panel_top page. To get rid of the CMS zone link you can just remove it using the menu editor. Admins can still reach it via the Admin Zone.

So this is all about removing links, not about changing the fact that adding blogs is done from within the CMS zone. You can secure the other functionality by using the permission tree editor to deny access to the other pages in the CMS zone.

If you're concerned even about breadcrumbs, those can be customised in the breadcrumb editor by adding a new XML rule, but that's quite complex.


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