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CMS Disabler
Mod Version: 2.00, by Trek (Member) Trek is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (15 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 69
Released: 18 Dec 2009 Last Update: 25 Jul 2012 Downloads: 229
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Reason why I wrote this mod

When vB4 gold comes out, I'd like to switch to it, get my forums working first and foremost. While that work is going on, I have content authors that need to create content, but I don't want this done on a live site where my users can see them working. I also need to skin the CMS, etc.

Once things are skinned, content is written, all of that. I want to simply "turn it on" and everything is live and ready to go.

What this mod does
  • Allows you to set usergroups that can access your CMS.
  • If a user is not of this usergroup, they are forwarded to the forums.php page.
  • It will not display the "Home" button on the tabnav if the user is not in the allowed usergroups list as well.
Notes

Thanks


BirdOPrey5, for updating the mod to work with vb 4.2 as well as fixing some other issues. I'm no longer supporting the mod and the code is reusable and I've updated the download to reflect his code/changes.

To Lynne for telling me what I needed to do when I asked the question, but not specifically telling me how to do it (doing it for me). Learning is fun, sometimes.


Installation:

Install the XML as you would any other vB mod.

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  #2  
Old 18 Dec 2009, 22:39
Trek Trek is offline
 
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This is a simple mod, but I figured maybe someone else could use it. Please let me know if you have any issues with it or suggestions. I'm a rookie at this so polite suggestions are welcome. =)

Added a quick update, no functionality changes, just made the settings pages look a little cleaner/understandable.

Last edited by Trek; 18 Dec 2009 at 22:49.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 23:43
Trek Trek is offline
 
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Ouch, 1 star... what's wrong with it? heh

Is it not working or something?
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 00:04
cosy cosy is offline
 
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i dont know if is needed because u can have a forum section for that and then when the content is ready just copy+paste
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 00:11
Trek Trek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cosy View Post
i dont know if is needed because u can have a forum section for that and then when the content is ready just copy+paste
Right, but this way the entire CMS doesn't show up, ever, for those without access to it. So you can skin it, etc all behind the scenes.

Not really a big deal, I wrote it for myself as I find it useful, but... a 1 star... OUCH! heh
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 00:31
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Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
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Haven't really looked around 4.0 that much.
I didn't know you can't disable/close CMS while the forum is open.. if that is the case then by all means, this is a needed mod.. I will install... Thanks


Don't worry,, be happy !!! you got 2 now

Last edited by Merjawy; 19 Dec 2009 at 03:35.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 01:05
halkum halkum is offline
 
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I like the mod as it makes it easier to disable then going into the plugins and sort through them to disable it manually.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 02:12
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Its actually pretty strange that you cant disable the CMS. What if you only want to run forum, groups and blog? I think this mod is a great idea.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 03:41
sebaldus sebaldus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Its actually pretty strange that you cant disable the CMS. What if you only want to run forum, groups and blog? I think this mod is a great idea.
Yes you can do that in the Config.php script.

Maybe a great mod, but when you are upgrade to Gold you shall remember to disable the Config.php script using: define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

And then you are sure that all mods are disabled when upgrade.

Otherwise is it a great mod, to disable the CMS only.

That's for sure.


I will also install it, so I easy can disable only the CMS.

Thanks.
Sebaldus.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 04:02
sebaldus sebaldus is offline
 
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It's only one problems and I was shore that you could turn of the CMS using this mods.

But I can't turn it of using this mods.

Have I misunderstand something?

Regards from
Sebaldus.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 04:05
sebaldus sebaldus is offline
 
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Edited of me, because I can't get the the mod works as I thought it would?

Still can still access CMS, without double click.

So I must had misunderstand it totally.
Sebaldus

Last edited by sebaldus; 19 Dec 2009 at 04:18.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 04:44
Trek Trek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sebaldus View Post
Edited of me, because I can't get the the mod works as I thought it would?

Still can still access CMS, without double click.

So I must had misunderstand it totally.
Sebaldus
Sebaldus, how are you attempting to access the CMS page?

By default I've set the mod to allow admins (usergroup 6), so unless you change that, you'll be able to get in by default.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 06:33
buontaiviem buontaiviem is offline
 
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Default setting of CMS had a permision setting to do that. Didn't need this mod!
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 06:53
sebaldus sebaldus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Trek View Post
Sebaldus, how are you attempting to access the CMS page?

By default I've set the mod to allow admins (usergroup 6), so unless you change that, you'll be able to get in by default.
Hi
I use Admin who are user group 6 as default.

So if U are Admin, you don't have to double click for getting access?

Maybe I shall send U a PM little later and let you get access to my forum so U can see if there maybe are other mod who make problems with this?

I have fellow your instruction total and are driving a Norwegian support forums for install, support, design and such things.

This are the first mod as I have had problems with or really don't understand.

So it's enough me who not understand the meaning of this mod..

Have a really wonderful Christmas my forums friend.

All the best from Sebaldus.
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 06:55
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Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
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As I said before, I haven't looked around 4.0 much so I didn't know if you could or not

I did check the permission and yes you can use permissions to close CMS indeed
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