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XF 1.4 How can I create a limited admin from a modertor ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by WCFA, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    I have a guy thats been with me along time and is a Super Moderator, but I want to promote him to a limited admin. Do I need to delete him in the Moderator section then make him a Admin and set limits for user?

    I tried just updating him but seems either the moderator is holding it up. I am a Super Admin and Moderator on the site so not sure how to upgrade and fix this.

    I tried creating a new group called Site Admin and setting permissions for that but I couldnt add him to it ether.
    I remember a bug I had with 1.2.5 and it would lock people out like this and was never resolved I now run 1.4 and thought that was fixed. I do not do user upgrades often so might just be me not doing it right.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you remove him as a moderator then he will no longer be able to moderate.

    Just add him as an administrator and select the administrator permissions you want him to have.

    User groups are unrelated to moderator and administrator status.

    https://xenforo.com/help/administrators/
     
  3. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    I have him listed now under Moderators and Administrator, still shows Moderator under his Avatar.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That comes from the user groups and display styling priority,
     
  5. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    His account shows still him not upgraded though. Hmmm weird. These are settings I seldom mess with.
    Do I also have to upgrade him after I add him to the mod and admin as it shows under his info upgrade
    if I want add him.
     
  6. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    Ive tried several settings but still does not give permissions that are set. Adjusted the style and it too changes when I type it but wont update it.
     
  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    What do you mean by 'upgraded'?
    If you have added him to ACP > Users > Administrators and assigned admin permissions there, then he is an administrator.

    Anything related to user group permissions is nothing to do with administrative functionality, it's to do with what users can do on the forums. If that's where the problem is, please be more specific so we can identity what the issue is.
     
  8. Harpers Tate

    Harpers Tate Well-Known Member

    By and large, you can think of it as two systems.

    If somebody is an Admin, then they get access to the Admin Control Panel and whichever functions you permit within it. That's all.

    This has NO direct effect on access to the "front end" - the bit that users and moderators etc., can see and work. To give extended permissions in the Front End, then you need to give them via User Permissions, and/or User Group Permissions.

    The way we do it is - we have a secondary UserGroup (Team - Admin) with the extra front end permissions we want Adnins (only) to have. And we add members who we want to have permissions into that group.
     

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