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Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« on: August 07, 2006, 06:54:56 AM »
Can someone work on this mod. I see that a lot of ppls want it and it would be a very good features in the board. Thanks :)

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=16281.0

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 03:17:01 PM »
You can check out my site and see if it is what your looking for. http://www.geeksforchrist.com

I used this mod

http://mods.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=236

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 11:17:12 PM »
You can check out my site and see if it is what your looking for. http://www.geeksforchrist.com

I used this mod

http://mods.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=236


Thanks. That mod is nice but is this review true ? If it is then i would be able to access that board if i know the right url for it right ?

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Should only be used as a minor deterrent. Will NOT secure restricted area against any member(s) with more than adequate knowledge regarding URLs.

This security feature can easily be by-passed by changing the URL leading to posts made in the "hidden" board. Happened on my own board.

It should be modified to cover that loophole but in its current form, not reco

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 08:38:20 AM »
That is not true, well at least I could not fugure out how to get in without login in. Just give it a try and you will see. Or you can even try to get in on my site.

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 09:22:30 AM »
That is not true, well at least I could not fugure out how to get in without login in. Just give it a try and you will see. Or you can even try to get in on my site.

Hmm ... tried that mod. It is working but the mod that i want is ...

they can see all the sub-board on the site but there is some specific sub-boards that they can't enter eventhough he can see the sub-board.

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 01:37:36 PM »
You need to allow the guest to view the board from the admin boards menu. And then change the local permission of that board and do not allow them to enter the board. I can post some pictures if this is confusing you.

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 07:57:11 PM »
You need to allow the guest to view the board from the admin boards menu. And then change the local permission of that board and do not allow them to enter the board. I can post some pictures if this is confusing you.

Don't need to post me the pic ... Just direct me by telling me what i should click and it would be very helpful :)

example :

Admin CP -> Members -> Permissions

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Re: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 09:43:46 AM »
Ok

First let's make sure your global permissions are all set. Everyone that you want to allow to enter the boards click Admin CP => permissions => modify  allow Enter board
do this for all membergroups that you want to give access to all global boards.

next click Admin cp => Boards

find the board you want to make visible and click on Modify

click on check all and then on modify


Next
click on permissions for that board and click ok to use local permissions
click modify under guest (or any group that you do not want access to that board) and uncheck enter board permission.



On my website you will notice that Guest cannot enter my forums except a couple of boards in the announcements section.