Using the Page Access Control Module in Dolphin 7.1.4

Hello and welcome! In today’s blog, I’m going to show you how to use the Dolphin 7.1.4 “Page Access Control” module. Before we begin, we need to install the module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7.1.4 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.

Using the Dolphin Page Access Control Module

Using the Dolphin Page Access Control Module

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.

Blocking a Certain URL

Blocking a Certain URL

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.

Showing the Current Blocking Rules

Showing the Current Blocking Rules

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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