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[GUIDE] Admin CP: Membergroups
« on: August 06, 2010, 07:44:30 pm »
Admin CP Membergroup Section Guide

Edit Membergroups Page

On the Edit Membergroups section, you will see two separate tables.
The table on the top, lists the regular Membergroups on your forum (In other words, the non post-count based groups).
The bottom table lists all of the post-count based groups of your forum.

Next to each of the group names is the star images used for the group, the number of Members the group currently has, and a link to modify the group.
On post-count based groups you will also see the required posts needed for a member to be in that post-count based group.

When viewing the Membergroups section, you have three options of what you can do.

Add a new membergroup
Edit an existing membergroup
Select the membergroups that can modify membergroups

Add Membergroup Page

On the Add Membergroup page you will be able to create new membergroups with the desired settings.
This page can be accessed by selecting the Add Membergroup tab when viewing the Membergroups section of the Administration Panel.

On the Modify an existing Membergroup page, you will be able to modify the settings of an existing membergroup.
This page can be accessed by selecting the Modify link to the far right of a membergroup name when viewing the Membergroups section of the Administration Panel.

Group Name - The name you want to call the group.
Permissions - When creating a membergroup, you must select the initial permission settings the membergroup will use. Please note on group creation you are limited in what permissions you can give the group and that this section only appears when creating a new group, but you can always go to Permissions>Permissions by Membergroup to adjust the permissions for the membergroup.

There are a few types of settings you can use for permissions.

  • inherit from - This allows you to pick a group to inherit the permissions from. Only pick this option if you want all permissions to be taken directly from another membergroup and you  do not wish to configure any unique permissions for this group.
  • by type - There are four basic types of Member groups: Restrictive, Standard, Moderator, and Maintenance.
    • Restrictive - This is the permission settings that guests get by default.
    • Standard - This is the permission setting that a standard Register user would receive by default.
    • Moderator - Any group with this permission setting would be able to moderate boards that they can see.
    • Maintenance - This is the permission settings that is very similar to that of the administrator.
  • based off of - You can choose the permissions of another membergroup to base this new one on. This will copy the permissions for the other group, you just choose the group, then alter permissions accordingly.

Visible Boards - This allows you to choose which boards this new group will have access to; this is useful so that you don't have to do it later. You may change these at anytime by going to Membergroups / Edit Membergroups and clicking the link [ Show boards ] at the bottom next to Visible Boards.

Click on “Add Group”, which will automatically redirect you to the Edit Membergoup page for that group.

Modify Membergoup Page

Group name - The name of the group. (Leave as is.)

Group description - A brief overview of the group. (Optional)

Group Type - Here you can select the type of group you want this membergroup to be. You have the following options:
  • Private - Membership to a group has to be manually assigned for a member
  • Requestable - Membership to the group can be requested by having a user go to their profile and selecting the Group Membership link
  • Free - Like above, except membership can be automatically given to member when requested
  • Post Based - Membership to group only granted when member meets specified post count

Moderators - Here you can enter a comma separate list of usernames of those you want to be a group moderator. A group moderator's main privilege is the ability to add new members to the membergroup. This field is only available when modifying an existing group.

Visibility - Allows you to choose where a group is visible on the forum.
  • Visible - Group will be visible all over the forum and in any location.
  • Visible - except in Group Key - You will be able to see the group all over the forum except in the group key on the board index. (Membergroup legend.)
  • Invisible - The group is not visible anywhere. Nobody will be able to tell who is in the group, other than the administrator. (Secret)

    Color in online list - What color the group will appear as on the board index and Group key. Accepts some basic colors, and accepts HTML HEX Color Codes.

    examples:   #FFFFFF =  white
                   #000000 =  black

    Some links for color codes:

    Number of star images - Membergroups can have small images to appear next to the group inside of posts made by members of the group (in the group as a primary group) and on a member's profile page. Put how many images you want to show here.

    Star image filename - Click on the starfile image link.  Enter the filename  for the image you chose in the star image filename blank for the membergroup.

    Max Personal Messages: - Maximum Amount of Personal Messages this Group can make.

    Visible Boards - This allows you to choose which boards this new group will have access to; this is useful so that you don't have to do it later. You may change these at anytime by going to Membergroups / Edit Membergroups and clicking the link [ Show boards ] at the bottom next to Visible Boards. (Same as chosen before on the create page.)

    Settings Page

    Groups allowed to change membergroups - Check the groups that you wish to be able to change the membergroups of members, edit details of membergroups, such as membergroup name, whether it is a post count based group, and what boards the group can enter, and all of the other membergroup settings except for handling permissions, which is a separate permission. The selected groups can also create new membergroups.

    Put a check next to the names of the groups you want to be able to do what was mentioned above.
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