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WCK - Write Control for Kunena

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Joomla 2.5 native

Name: Write Control for Kunena - Version: Kunena 1.x: 2.5-2 / Kunena 2.x: 2.5-1 - Type: Plugin - License: GPLv3
Description: With this plugin you can set individual write permissions for certain categories without affecting their visibility
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Description

Set write permissions for certain user groups in the Kunena forum - without limiting the visibility

Plugin: WCK - Write Control for Kunena
Function: Write permissions for certains user groups - no limitation of the visibility
Languages: English and German
Joomla! versions: 2.5
Tested Kunena versions: 1.7.2 and 2.0.1

Note: Use the correct version of WCK for your Kunena version. Kunena 1.x: Write Control for Kunena and Kunena 2.x: Write Control for Kunena 2!

With this plugin you can set individual write permissions for certain categories without affecting their visibility. Like this you can assign read rights to all visitors, but give only certain groups of users write access. In Kunena the write permissions are not set individually, they are controlled using the visibility of each category. However, setting the write access is necessary in some cases. For example if you have a group of subscribers and want to give them write access and you would like to show the entries for everybody.

It is possible to select categories and associated user groups. A multiple selection is possible by holding down the CTRL key while clicking.

The plugin can automatically remove the entry buttons to the form if the user does not have the required permissions. It also prevents direct access to the form. It is possible to redirect the user either using the referrer or a custom URL. The selected categories will be removed automatically during write mode in the category pick list.

On 19 August Write Control for Kunena 2 was published, which is compatible with the 2.x version of Kunena. In Kunena 2.x the write and reply rights finally can be set individually and independently of the visibility, but in some cases you still need the plugin. For example, you can give all users the possibility to make a single entry in your articles with the help of the discuss plugin. With WCK2 you can prevent editing and adding new entries directly in the forum view.

Features

  • Set write access in Kunena 1.x and 2.x forum component
  • Assign categories to user groups - only these groups have write permission in the appropriate categories
  • Visibility is not restricted - visitors can see threads, but only selected user groups can write new records
  • Categories of the forum and user groups can be selected simply by clicking
  • If rights are missing all entry buttons are removed, the form can not be loaded with a click
  • WIf the form of a forbidden category is called directly, the plugin prevents it
  • Users can be redirected to the given referrer or a self-selected URL
  • Languages: English / German

Installation

Install the plugin by accessing the administration menu of the back-end under Extensions. Then access Extensions - Plugins - System - Write Control for Kunena and customize it to your needs. Don't forget to activate it!

Settings:

Select categories - Here you can select categories which are controlled by the plugin. Only the user groups in the next option have rights to use the selected categories. A multiple selection is possible by holding down the CTRL key while clicking.

Group permissions - Here you can define the user groups with write permission in the selected categories. A multiple selection is possible by holding down the CTRL key while clicking.

Remove entry buttons - With this option you can remove all entry buttons in the category view for users who have not enough rigths to post a new review.

Redirection on missing rights - The plugin prevents direct calls of the write forms. If the form is called directly, the plugin can redirect this call over the referer or to a specified URL (e.g. subscription page).

Set URL (complete with http://!) - Here you can define the URL which is used to redirect the user. Important: Enter the URL with http://!

Changelog

+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Joomla! 2.5

Kunena 2.x

Version 2.5-1 - 19-Aug-2012

+ First release for Joomla! 2.5
+ Tested with Kunena version 2.0.1

Kunena 1.x

Version 2.5-2 - 08-Jun-2012

+ Implemented donation model

Version 2.5-1 - 02-Feb-2012

+ First release for Joomla! 2.5
+ Tested with Kunena version 1.7.2

Joomla! 1.7

Version 1.7-2 - 14-Dec-2011

+ Moderators have rights to write in their moderated categories
+ Few improvements (Thank you to Matias - Kunena Developer)

Version 1.7-1 - 12-Dec-2011

+ First Release of the plugin - see features list for more details
+ Tested with Kunena version 1.7.1

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