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Collections - Multiple collections with one requiring membership, and one where they can sign up for free

Started by on Jan 29, 2017 – Contents updated: Feb 02, 2017

Jan 29, 2017 23:05    

Not sure how to explain this, but here's my dilemma.

I created a blog, and also a forum. My blog is set up as private, requiring a "access code" to join. I set the blog up for that specific. However, I also set up a Forum. I want my Forum to be able to allow users to join automatically, without a "access code".

How can I separate those two sites, so one is code required to join access, and the other isn't? When is set up the blog with a required "access code" in order code to join, the Forum is now also requiring an "Access code" as well. I'm not sure how to separate how each "website" or "collection" so this can be separate for an option.

in short:

I want my forum to allow users to automatically be able to sign up..
I want my forum (already set up this way) to require "Access codes" to join membership.

It's ONLY allowing me to have access codes required for the entire account as a whole.. How do you split this option between "collections"?

I hope this makes sense, thank you for your help.

Steve =)

Jan 31, 2017 11:31

Not sure I understand your access code. I manage my collections with group permissions. There might be a more efficient way, but this is what I do.

Step 1 - Go to:
Collections > Blog > Settings > Collection permissions > Permission management: tick Advanced permissions
Collections > Blog > Settings > Collection permissions > Allow access to: select Members (or Community, depends what you want)

Step 2 - If you want to make the collection disappear from the publicly visible menu:
Collections > Blog > Settings > Lists of collections > Show in front-office list: select as appropriate

Step 3 - Create groups:
Users > Groups: add groups

Step 4 - Set group permissions:
Collections > Blog > Settings > Group permissions: assign as appropriate

You need to do steps 1+2+4 for each collection separately.

Jan 31, 2017 18:53

@malibusteve The "require password" is a setting of the collection. So it is a separate setting for the blog and for the forums. So there is no reason why making one private will also make the other private.

You should make sure though that you have a home page that is not private otherwise it will be difficult (bur not impossible) to navigate to the public area of your site.

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