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RM 1.1 Resource Category Permissions and Prefixes

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Mike, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We continue our XenForo Resource Manager 1.1 feature showcase with 2 more commonly requested features. These may not be ground breaking, but they will significantly expand the flexibility of the Resource Manager and open up more possibilities for using it.

    Resource Category Permissions

    I'm not sure what to show here exactly as you can probably guess what this looks like. :)

    If you are familiar with node permissions, you'll understand this straight away. In the current release of the RM, permissions can only be specified at the "global" level (user groups or per user). Individual resource categories cannot have any separate permissions, except by setting the Allow resources to be created by... option.

    Now, every permission can be managed per category. As you would expect, the normal inherit/allow/revoke/never system is available. Unless a permission is overridden, top-level categories will inherit from the global level and child categories will inherit from their parent. Also like nodes, resource categories can be marked as private so people will only be allowed to view the category (and children) if explicitly given permission.


    Resource Prefixes

    Like threads, resources can now have prefixes. Prefixes can be used for various reasons such as sub-categorization or to tag resources as being relevant to/compatible with particular software.


    You'll see that this is rather similar to thread prefixes. You can control the categories where prefixes apply and which user groups can set them.

    Prefixes are displayed on resources like on threads. You can see the various example styles in the above screenshot, though you can also specify custom styling.

    To account for prefixes (and a few other things), filtering on the resource list has been moved to a popup menu:


    When you have selected a filter, it will be indicated above the list:


    Stay tuned for more, though I have a feeling that you might be seeing these updates running on XenForo.com fairly soon... :)
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    :love: the category permissions. Thanks!
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  3. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    What could be done with resource category permissions for xenforo resources?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's unlikely to change anything here. Resources are simply globally limited to licensed customers.

    There are plenty of other use cases which would use them, though. For example, distributing resources only to a specific group of people (premium users or beta testers).
    Marcus likes this.
  5. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Great! What's with "view this category"? Is itpossible to hide the complete category, or are only the ressources hidden?
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    They can be hidden:
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The "view resources" permission is that (if you try it now, you'll see it hides the whole RM).
    Hoffi likes this.
  8. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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  9. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Great! Can't wait to get the update!
  10. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Looks like I'm going to have to make my new Multi Prefix now work with the resource manager :)

    Nice features.
    KiF and Lisa like this.
  11. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    The filters are nice.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Resource Permissions by Category.

    What about Resource Permissions by Resource ?
    oVR and Andy.N like this.
  13. Richey

    Richey Member

    Nice. Still hoping you will reveal the "sell via paypal" feature within the next days ;)
    erich37 likes this.
  14. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    *And implement it on here
  15. Scharesoft

    Scharesoft Active Member

    Will the discussion thread gets automatically the same prefix as the resource?
  16. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    :D Resource Prefixes! :D
  17. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    RM-Prefixes..... yeahhhhh

  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, because the prefixes can be different and there's no guarantee that the same prefix would be available. The prefix for the thread is still configured via the category.
  19. Scharesoft

    Scharesoft Active Member

    Too bad, it would be great to connect a prefix of the resource manager with a prefix in the specific forum.
  20. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Really cool, finally I will be able to use the Resource Manager to distribute paid add-ons. Without permissions support it was impossible.
    Thanks for this one.

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