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Hi - I have a client who is insisting on editing his site via the front end.
The problem is, the site has a registered side, and a guest side.
He has to log in to edit, but once logged in he sees only the 'registered' pages and cannot edit the 'guest pages'.
Is there any way round this short of letting him into the admin area?
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Hi Ian

You can usually create a user group to include both guest and registered groups within the Joomla ACL. Or you can assign the users to both groups to allow him to edit both types of content.

I find ACL manager (www.aclmanager.net) is a great tools for keeping on top of more complex permissions and worth every penny/cent for the time it saves and clarity it gives me.

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Thanks Ian :)
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Also just edited your post a little :)

A previous member added a comment about their respective client which was later read by said same client

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Thanks for this Ian and Paul.

It's the end of the day and I'm feeling more than a little fragile :-/

I can't get my head round how my client (thanks Paul :-)) can actually see the guest only pages when he is logged in. The guest pages are hidden from registered users.

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I must admit I find ACL very confusing

Are you able to purchase - www.aclmanager.net/?

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If you have the time to watch this presentation by Sander given at JDUK it is worth a watch, may help explain Joomla acl a little better.

www.joomla-day.uk/programme/36-limit-site-access-with-joomla

The extension makes understanding acl in a visual way much easier, and can help build/see access levels during development rather than needing to plan in advance to have any hope of getting the right results.

Still easier than Linux permissions though!

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Thanks Ian

I think I may have seen that but will take a proper look in the morning :)

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Hi again Paul and Ian.

Ian - I couldn't get the video to work for me...

However, I need to get the site tidied up first, and I'll get back to front end editing shortly.

Thanks again to both of you for your help on this.

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Best of luck with the tidying up
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Perhaps try the youtube link



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Hi Paul - thanks for this.

I can see how to do it within Joomla for now, but it will confuse the hell out of my client when he sees two of all the restricted items - guests and registered.

I have a number of items as custom modules - presumably I would need ACL to make it easy for me to enable him to edit modules?

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I think ACL is quite cheap and there is a demo - perhaps take a look to see at the demo and see how you feel

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Hi Paul

Having watched the video all the way through it does seem the right way to go.

I'll install it and let you know how I get on :-)

Thanks again for the advice,

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Thanks would be great

Best of luck

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Hi both - sorry for the long delay, but I've been doing lots!

Got to grips with ACL Manager (eventually) with lots of help from Sander, and it's done the job for me excellently :-)

I did come across one problem which took a while to crack.

When I listed all the modules on one page in ACL Manager I couldn't save any changes, and it was driving me mad.

Eventually Sander said it might be because the server couldn't handle so many records at once, and suggested I increase the "max_input_vars" limit on the server from 1000 to 10000 and it fixed it immediately. Just thought this might save somebody else some pain one day.

Thanks to you both for all your help on this one,

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Thanks Ian

I've had that happen to me once or twice

I never really got to the bottom of it so thanks for the post :)

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