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Offline legaziofunk

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2018, 01:13:50 PM »
Thank you. The widgets still behave, and I can't see any boards at all, and can't access the topic you linked. That's good.
And this leads me to suggest you should go through your boards again, and make sure you have set access for groups correctly.
Any group having access to a board, will be able to access them, and see posts from them in the widgets.
You can turn off the guest access now if you want. :)

I did... ;-)
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Oh, and I feel you - it takes a bit of getting used to, the Admin side of SMF. :)

Glad I'm not the only one... It partly is absolutely counterintuitive... sort of... ;-)

[/quote]Admin -> Forum -> Boards -> (select a board) -> Modify
Go through all boards, and make sure you have "Allowed Groups" set correctly. :)[/quote]

I wanted to do this, but there is virtually nothing to be set.
Why? I practically only have two groups set up so far:
Standard Users
Members of the board (this might be confusing, because here "board" is not referred to as FORUM boards, but it means more like CEOs, board of directors of the club, to give you an idea).

The board in question - board members (CEOs) - is only "assigned" to "members of the board".

BUT: I (and I am just trying to figure out where - remember this confusion of the admin structure? LOL) did see a setting somewhere, where the "borad member"-group is apparently set up as a child group of the standard group.

I believe, therefore the "board members" somehow inherit upward some rights to the standard member..??
And therefore thsi one standard member which I did set up for test purposes, can see the hidden "board member"-board?
Is that possible?
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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2018, 01:18:14 PM »
i dont think it should be using SSI in the first place. this really should be an issue the theme author should take a look at .

Are you saying, you'd recommend not to use this theme at all?
(although I am having not the slightest clu of what you're talking about...)
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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
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Admin -> Forum -> Boards -> (select a board) -> Modify
Go through all boards, and make sure you have "Allowed Groups" set correctly. :)

I wanted to do this, but there is virtually nothing to be set.
Why? I practically only have two groups set up so far:
Standard Users
Members of the board (this might be confusing, because here "board" is not referred to as FORUM boards, but it means more like CEOs, board of directors of the club, to give you an idea).

The board in question - board members (CEOs) - is only "assigned" to "members of the board".

BUT: I (and I am just trying to figure out where - remember this confusion of the admin structure? LOL) did see a setting somewhere, where the "borad member"-group is apparently set up as a child group of the standard group.

I believe, therefore the "board members" somehow inherit upward some rights to the standard member..??
And therefore thsi one standard member which I did set up for test purposes, can see the hidden "board member"-board?
Is that possible?
Permissions may be inherited, but board access shouldn't be.

From the default groups, Guest is self explanatory, Regular members is everyone who has registered.
If you want only a certain group to have access, then regular members should not have access. 
This is how you have set it up?



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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 01:58:27 PM »
i dont think it should be using SSI in the first place. this really should be an issue the theme author should take a look at .

Are you saying, you'd recommend not to use this theme at all?
(although I am having not the slightest clu of what you're talking about...)

if it is not working how you want, it may be better to find a new theme that does out of the box.

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 03:48:45 AM »
i dont think it should be using SSI in the first place. this really should be an issue the theme author should take a look at .

bigger question is how did the theme make it through approval guidelines?  this should have been spotted doing the process like other issues.
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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2018, 11:10:05 AM »
I think it should be

Code: [Select]
$array =  ssi_recentPosts(5, null, null, 'array');

That's absolutely right. That was fixed some time ago, but not uploaded here yet.

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2018, 11:13:07 AM »
i dont think it should be using SSI in the first place. this really should be an issue the theme author should take a look at .

bigger question is how did the theme make it through approval guidelines?  this should have been spotted doing the process like other issues.

Why is that? Is not SSI the standard way to do that? 

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2018, 11:19:09 AM »
usually we dont recommend using SSI within SMF.

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2018, 11:25:33 AM »
because of ...?

Is that not safe enough?

There are entire sections here https://wiki.simplemachines.org/ dedicated to SSI. If not recommended it should be written explicitly.

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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2018, 11:27:10 AM »
SSI is more designed for effectively exporting data to separate sites to be displayed (we use it to display news on our homepage as an example), it's not really designed for use within SMF itself.
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Re: Startaza: Theme negates protected boards
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2018, 11:39:45 AM »
I understand. Honestly I thought that it was a very clean solution for those tasks.
However I guess I can code those sections in a different way.