Set up Forums / Groups Short List ?

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Set up Forums / Groups Short List ?

Post by rcwilk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi,

Is there a summary sheet that has the sequence of forum/group set up and permissions assignment?

Something like :
Create Categories
Create Forums
Assign Forum permissions
Create Groups
Assign groups to board groups
Assign group permissions...

Or whatever the logical steps are in summary?

Thanks if available, RC

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Re: Set up Forums / Groups Short List ?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:33 pm

It would help to read the documentation found in the docs folder and here in the menu above.

remember, everyone is a member of the registered user group.
the anonymous user is in the guest group. that users is the only member of the guest group and is a member of no other groups.

if you create custom groups, you set the permissions for them as you want and the put members in that group.

it is rarely needed to change the standard permissions/roles even though you can.

when creating forums, it is usually best to copy the permissions from the default setup.

all of this and more is in the guide and/or the knowledge base here.

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Re: Set up Forums / Groups Short List ?

Post by rcwilk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:55 pm

The info is there, but it really isn't set up in order, imho. And it seems to miss helpful steps./

For example, I don't think it is very clear that when assigning forum permissions, and using the Advanced Permissions, it is of great help to first select something close to what you want like Limited Access, so it auto fills a lot of the permissions.

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Re: Set up Forums / Groups Short List ?

Post by thecoalman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

The permissions in phpBB can be very confusing but if you understand them they can be extremely flexible with an endless amount of possibilities.
rcwilk wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:55 pm
it is of great help to first select something close to what you want like Limited Access, so it auto fills a lot of the permissions.
Instead of editing them individually for each forum you can edit the role or create custom role. On the permissions tab click the forum roles link.

The way I handle forum permissions is to only add groups that need access, all other goups permissions default to none. e.g. a private forum for admins and moderators.

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