So far in this Joomla 2.5 ACL tutorial series, we have created a Teachers user group and allowed this user group the ability to write, edit, and delete in the Online Courses article category. In this tutorial, we'll show you the process of how a user group can write and submit articles from the front end.

Writing articles from the front end in Joomla 2.5:

  1. Using the login form on your front end, log into the Joomla 2.5 site. In our example, we logged in as the ivana_teach user.
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  2. Once the user is logged in, a User Menu should appear. The user should then click Submit an Article
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  3. The user will then see an article submission form. Fill out the details of the article. Under the Publishing heading, be sure to select the appropriate category. In our testing, Ivana Teach is writing an article under the Online Courses category.
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  4. Click the Save button. You will then see a Article successfully submitted message.
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    At this time, you have successfully published an article from the front end!
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n/a Points
2014-06-04 7:11 am

hi

thanks for this.

i need to access restricted user to category.

i want do access submit to one only category.

please tell solution for this.

thanks

Staff
8,435 Points
2014-06-04 8:47 am
To do so, you would create a new permissions group for that user, adjust the permissions for that group within the category settings page.
n/a Points
2014-09-18 8:11 am

This don't seem to work for me. It's says its a conflict and not allowed. For me to make it work I have to restrict the access for all other categories the user don't should access/edit. And I have many categories and planned to add a couple of user groups.

Have to solve it?

Matt

Staff
8,435 Points
2014-09-18 10:43 am
Could you provide me with the specific error message that you are getting?
n/a Points
2014-09-19 2:32 am

The Category Persmisisons for the user group I like to allow edit permissions for look like this. The Global Category Persmisisons I set to Denied for this group. I have tried o recreate the settings table below:

Action          Select New setting     Calculated settingCreate         Inherited                   AllowedDelete         Inherited                   Not AllowedEdit             Allowed Conflict        Not Allowed (Locked)Edit state     Allowed Conflict        Not Allowed (Locked)Edit Own      Allowed                     Allowed

 

RegardsMatt

Staff
8,435 Points
2014-09-19 10:33 am
Could you provide me with the permissions and groups that you currently have set?
n/a Points
2014-09-22 7:53 am

I made a copy of publisher user group. Global and user settings are the same. For the global article catgory permissions I changed settings for Edit and Edit state to Denied in my new user gruop. And when I try to allow permissons to a specific article catgory the caluculated setting say "locked" for the ones I changed at global level. And can not be changed...

Matt

Staff
16,696 Points
2014-09-22 1:24 pm
Hello Matt,

Sorry for the confusion. Based on what you just said the Global Article Category Permissions are DENIED. So, because you have denied those permissions, the "specific article category category" permissions cannot be changed. When you lock them down at the global level, then they cannot be changed underneath.

I hope that helps to clarify the issue. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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