XF 1.5 No upload button for anyone but Admin


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I broke it already... I added Media Gallery, and made a few tweaks, but can't figure out why my Elite members and moderators can no longer see an upload button when trying to reply to a post in the forum. I checked their permissions, and it's all set to "Attach" where it should be, limits seem correct. I'm stumped...

They do see the Add Media button in the Gallery.


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Well I found something and I don't understand how it changed seemingly on it's own. The Node permissions are now set to inherit for all of the nodes. Is that something that happened after the Media Gallery installation?

Do I really have to go through each of every 150+ forums and each usergroup to set reset permissions? Can I do it in a batch? I'm really confused now...


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Staff member
Installing the Media Gallery wouldn't touch this. I'm guessing that this data was removed (from the DB directly). Installing an add-on has triggered a permission rebuild, which used the state in the DB to determine the permissions.

That said, "inherit" is the default state for node permissions. Do you recall a specific example where it wasn't this?


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I don't. I just went down the whole list yesterday fixing permissions. What's funny is that the registered usergroup stayed intact. It was the rest which all reverted.

I sure hope that V 1.6 addresses permissions issues. I spent over 4 hours on this last night. To think I would have to waste that much time every time I want to change something across the board is ludicrous...


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