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Thread began 1/08/2013 7:50 am by mrs | Last modified 1/09/2013 3:44 pm by Jason Byrnes | 433 views | 3 replies |


Nearly there now

I've built a forum in which I have used Data Bridge extensively throughout, and I have used the cookies toolkit to create sessions to which I have then used the show region utility to show and hide buttons based on a users logged in status, and all is working fine. What I need to do now is create the ability to do three things:

1. If a user's details exist in the database, but they have allowed their membership to the website to lapse, then I need to disable their ability to post in the forum. How?

2. If any user visits a particular thread that is meant to be locked to replies, how do I lock the thread?

3. Currently, all of the forums are open to public display, but only two of them need to be locked to logged in members. How do I achieve this?

I have got all the columns in the DB ready to be used in some manner... e.g.: if the thread is locked, then I have an INT column in the DB set to 1.

I guess I need to wrap the insert reply buttons in a show if statement driven by a session variable, but I already have a show if on them if the user is logged in. I assume I need to protect the insert and update pages, but again, I have show if user is logged in wrapped around the whole form. I'm struggling to figure out how I can secure the site without locking out those who shouldn't be.

Have you got any advice for me please?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) How are you determining if the registration has lapsed or not?

2) in the record for the thread, you should have a column that marks it as being locked or not. make sure that the recordset that returns the thread includes this status column, and write an if statement around the reply button to only show if the status is not locked.

3) Security assist will have an access rule for logged into <your users table>. apply that access rule to the 2 forum pages that should be locked.

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1. Registration is manually edited with a date column.

2. Am I able to wrap one show if statement around another? I just need to get the hierarchy correct if this is possible.

3. For the pages that should be locked to public display, I have used a single template for all open and locked pages... is that not the correct way? Should I create a second page that is an exact copy and then apply access rights to that?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) is the date being entered the expiration date? i need more specific details

2) yes, you can nest show if's.

3) how are you showing the content in the template then?

using Plugins? a recordset? I need more specifics.

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