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permission to be able to create new categories, but not delete any category????

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

How can i give a user permission to be able to create new categories , but not delete or modify any other category settings ????

please help!!!!!!

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    mcu_hqmcu_hq yippie ki-yay ✭✭✭
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    There is no current support for this in the default installation. All category configuration is done in the dashboard which only an admin can access.

    One of the ways that this can be done is in a plugin. Here is a brief run down:

    1. Hook into the profile panel
    2. Check if user is a certain user that can add new categories
    3. If so, add a button in the tabs that can show the setup page
    4. Create a single dropdown that is populated by all categories with a textbox for the new category entry
    5. User can now select parent category (or start a new one) and type in the new name
    6. Validate and authenticate (check for dups, name length, etc)
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    x00x00 MVP
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    Please read this:

    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/17954/food-for-thought-forum-etiquette

    have you read the docs:

    http://vanillaforums.org/docs/configuration-dashboardusersrolespermissions

    Right now the only relevant permission is Manage. So in short no, without programming knowledge.

    Also unless you extend how the categories are organised, it is going to be a mess.

    Categories are old school. Tags are non hierarchical, and give more flexible grouping as a result.

    It is all to do with how you actually interface. Just having an ability doesn't automatically make it useful.

    grep is your friend.

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    please help!!!!!!!!!

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    mcu_hqmcu_hq yippie ki-yay ✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    There is no current support for this in the default installation. All category configuration is done in the dashboard which only an admin can access.

    One of the ways that this can be done is in a plugin. Here is a brief run down:

    1. Hook into the profile panel
    2. Check if user is a certain user that can add new categories
    3. If so, add a button in the tabs that can show the setup page
    4. Create a single dropdown that is populated by all categories with a textbox for the new category entry
    5. User can now select parent category (or start a new one) and type in the new name
    6. Validate and authenticate (check for dups, name length, etc)
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    x00x00 MVP
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    Please read this:

    http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/17954/food-for-thought-forum-etiquette

    have you read the docs:

    http://vanillaforums.org/docs/configuration-dashboardusersrolespermissions

    Right now the only relevant permission is Manage. So in short no, without programming knowledge.

    Also unless you extend how the categories are organised, it is going to be a mess.

    Categories are old school. Tags are non hierarchical, and give more flexible grouping as a result.

    It is all to do with how you actually interface. Just having an ability doesn't automatically make it useful.

    grep is your friend.

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    thank you :) mcu_hq and x00

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