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    Default News module displaying threads to admin only

    Hi guys,

    I've got what possibly might be a problem with the way i've set things up but after i recently upgraded vBa my news module stopped working but only for regsitered users, was displaying the threads for guests, admins and any other usergroup but registered.

    I've tried messing with the permissions for the relevant forums and i've listed my settings below, can someone just confirm that these are right.

    Category where news threads are kept has these permissions set:
    Can view forum - No
    Can view thread content - Yes
    Can view others threads - Yes
    Rest are set as no


    settings for the news module
    Maximum threads to display = 10
    Cut-off = 0
    Max characters = 0
    Enable attachments = all
    Apply forum permissions = yes (also tried no)
    send to friend=yes
    attach tag=no
    Allowing html, bb and img

    Is that right or am i missing something, I also should mention that i recently installed VbSEO and this problem was apparent after that, but i've tried disabling that and renaming htaccess just to verify that that isnt causing it.

    Cheers

    Tom
    Last edited by Designer; 07-21-2007 at 07:55 PM.

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    Default Re: News module displaying threads to admin only

    If I'm thinking correctly, the "Can view forum" setting also needs to be enabled.

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    Default Re: News module displaying threads to admin only

    That's cured the problem, cheers Brian

    With that in mind, how would i then set it so that the forum is viewable only to admins from the forum but not vBa as i was planning to hide the actual forum from public viewing and use it for like a site news thing

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    Default Re: News module displaying threads to admin only

    After thinking about it, the 'Can view forum' permission really shouldn't be the one that's used to check permissions anyways. If you'll look in your includes/vba_cmps_include_bottom.php file for this code:
    PHP Code:
    $vbulletin->bf_ugp_forumpermissions['canview'
    And replace with this:
    PHP Code:
    $vbulletin->bf_ugp_forumpermissions['canviewthreads'
    Then that will cause the program to check the 'Can view thread content' permission instead, and allow you to set your permissions back the way you had them and block other groups from seeing that forum(s). Note that this change will also be applied in the next release.

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    Default Re: News module displaying threads to admin only

    That's sorted it, thanks Brian

    Put the can view permissions back to no for everyone other than admin and it still displays as expected for visitors

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