Just hooking in here: is it the best way to use the batch tool after the import to xenforo? Will it safely change all permissions without any relicts?I just did a import of a vB installation into xF, and that included about 30,000 members. After reading this excellent guide, I've got to make some changes. Many users have what should be (under xF) a secondary group as their primary group. For example, I have about 1,000 imported users with a primary group of "Banned", and now it looks like I need to change their primary group to "Registered" and their secondary group to "Banned". Obviously this is too labor-intensive to be done manually (and this is just one of many groups that I'll need to alter).
So based upon the above this means:Set the Registered user group to the minimum permissions you want all members to have. Set those permissions you want them to have to Allow, leave everything else at Not Set (No).
Then for New Member, I can add the few permissions needed for this group.For any additional user groups, only change the specific permissions which differ from the settings in the Registered user group
No.In this way there will be no cumulative permissions, but just set the permissions per group.
Is this the optimal way of doing it?
In general, that is the way the system has been designed.so that one user will have many additional usergroups
No. A user group can either see a forum or it can't, there's no conditional based on membership of another user group.Got a question
I have several subforums on my install and well actually i need to advance this slighty, is it doable that a user has to have 2 specific usergroups to be able to see a certain subforum? if users only have the one, they wont be able to see it?
There is a special forum that can only be accessed if the user has a special user group added (depending on how the gamer behaves) and then he needs to buy access on top of that.No. A user group can either see a forum or it can't, there's no conditional based on membership of another user group.
Maybe if you explain why you think you need a member to be in 2 user groups to see a forum, then an alternative solution, based on how XenForo user group permissions work, can be suggested.
Unfortunately you can't restrict user upgrades to just certain usergroups, you would need an add-on for this, such as this:There is a special forum that can only be accessed if the user has a special user group added (depending on how the gamer behaves) and then he needs to buy access on top of that.
Hmm that just looks like it controls who can buy the upgrades dosn´t it. But that might be enough then.Unfortunately you can't restrict user upgrades to just certain usergroups, you would need an add-on for this, such as this: