View Full Version : Classifieds: Restrict viewing to usergroup?

September 17th, 2004, 04:54 AM
We plan to integrate Photopost Classifieds with vBulletin. Couple of questions.

1) We want to use vBulletin to manage paid subscriptions. Registered members will be placed in one of two user groups - 'personal' or 'professional'. We would like personal members to be able to view the classified ads. We only want professional users to be able to post.

We can see the option to do this in the admin CP by integrating user groups from the forum, but wondered if access is automatically granted as the user enters the classifieds page from a vBulletin page? E.g. would one of our 'professional' users need to login again in the classifieds page to post?

2) How would we keep un-registered guests from viewing the ads? We would like them to be presented with a polite 'access denied' message if they click on any link to the classifieds page. Is this a vBulletin access control or something in Classifieds?.

Thx :cool:

Michael P
September 17th, 2004, 08:13 AM
1) No, you only need to login once.
2) You can check the "can users views ads" permissions for each usergroup in the Admin Usergroups page to prevent groups from viewing ads.

If you want to keep unregistered users out of the entire section, that would require a small mod to check permissions on the main index similiar to the checks done in showcat or showproduct which deny access to people without it.

September 17th, 2004, 01:33 PM
That's great. Many thanks. :)