How to Control the Access to Pages in Dolphin 7.1

Hello and welcome! In today’s blog, I’m going to show you how to use the Dolphin 7.1 “Page Access Control” module. Before we begin, we need to install the module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7.1 base modules can be found here.

Once we have the module installed, we can access it by clicking “Page Access Control” under the “Modules” heading on the left side menu.

Page access admin

Page access admin

In this example, I will show you how to block non-members from accessing any of the blogs on your site. Start by typing “blogs/” into the blank labeled “Access URL Template”. Now, place a check mark beside “Non-Member” in the forbidden groups section.

Selecting a page to block

Selecting a page to block

Now, click “Add” at the bottom. You should now see your new access rule and any rules you add in the future on this screen.

Viewing the blocked pages

Viewing the blocked pages

Now anyone who is not a member of the site will not be able to access any of the pages that begin with blogs/

It is as simple as that! Now you are better equipped to control who is able to access any area of your site. Until next time, happy social networking!

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