How to Manage User Group Settings in phpFox
Written by Stephanie Brown Sunday, 1 July 2012
This article focuses on how to manage your site’s user group settings and permissions.
Each user belongs to a user group and each user group has several hundred ways on how to control them. To control user groups we will go over how we can edit “User Group Settings”. By controlling these settings you will be able to control many features you use on your site thus allowing you to create special user groups that you can create promotions or even charge for in order for users to get the rights to use certain features on your site.
To manage user group settings, in your AdminCp, select Users > Manage User Groups
This opens the following screen, with a list of your user groups.
In order to edit settings for a user group, you will need to select the down arrow to the left of the user group name that you want to edit. Select Manage User Settings.
The Manage Settings screen has a list of modules on the left. Each module has its own settings that you can configure for each user group.
When you click on a module on the left, a list of settings that you can configure for that user group will show up on the right. For example, I have chosen the Admincp module. Because I am editing the Default Registered User user group, I want to make sure that members of this user group do NOT have access to my Admincp, or anything else in these settings, so I have ALL of these options set to NO.
You can really customize your user’s experience and what they can do depending on what user group they are in, by familiarizing yourself with all the user group module settings. When installing new modules, always make sure that you return to these screens in order to manage settings for those modules as well.
Just to give you an example of what can be done with managing user group settings, I have a website, that I only allow a user group I created called Premium Member, to upload videos to my website. Premium member also has more space to upload pictures, and they have access to a chat room that I have loaded on that site. My Registered Member user group does not have access to upload videos or to the chat room, and they have limited space to upload pictures to. My Premium Member group pays a yearly fee, to my website, in order to have access to the Premium Features.
Now you should understand how to manage your user group permissions.