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[Permissions] "Can select style/language" per user group?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by lightbox, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member


    I would like to keep the default style and the default (english) language for internal use, but I don't want my users to be able to switch to these style(s) and language(s). In the user group permissions, I can't find corresponding settings like "Can select style" and "Can select language".

    Have I missed something or isn't this possible right now?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can prohibit styles from being selected by clicking on the style name and unchecking Allow user selection.
    All styles will still be visible to administrators.

    It is not possible to prevent a language from being selected.
  3. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    Ok, I think I can live with this global permission setting for style selection for now.
    But the language selection permission should at least have the same way to disable or enable globally, imho.
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What advantage is there to disabling the English language, if you don't make it the default? It will allow people to opt into it if they really desire. Chances are, people not looking for it won't even notice it anyway (and if they don't know English, they certainly wouldn't switch to it either :)).
  5. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    Mike, you are smarter than that. :)
    Maybe I want to have one language for internal use, where I can test translations (length of words) before I want them to go public?
    Maybe I want to keep one (non-public) default english language version and maintain another (public) english language with my customized phrases?

    I don't like the idea that every language automatically is available to everyone.

    Same applies to styles, btw.
    If I create a new style, I might want my team members (moderators) to review and test the new style while it isn't yet public. Currently I would have to give them administrator permissions to see a non-selectable style, right?
    HWS and CarlosMST like this.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All arguments aside, I would recommend setting up a separate test forum if you want to test languages and styles. It's good practice to keep development and production separate.
    Brogan likes this.
  7. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    Jake, a second installation helps a lot as long as you're running a relatively simple "single-server" forum.
    It gets much more difficult as soon as you're running a multi-server environment where a second setup easily ends up in a lot of additional maintenance work to keep both (live and development) environments up to date in all aspects (styles, languages, add-ons, custom modifications).
  8. CarlosMST

    CarlosMST Member

    That's exactly what I want!!! @Jake Bunce I think that feature is currently implemented in XenForo 1.3??? I have the 1.2.4 version. Please someone confirm me :) Thanks!
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    There still isn't language it style permissions.
    CarlosMST likes this.

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