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02/04/2013 at 6:01 pm #250730TED SMITHParticipant
I have installed the plugin and bought the Excerpt theme. I have created a list of entries, all set to Public, no passwords needed or anything. Everything looks fantastic.
I then logged out as admin and logged in as a regular user and nothing was listed. So I did some Googling.
Got it to work in the end by doing the following and I want to check it’s all correct as it seemed a touch longwinded?
In the plugins ‘Roles’ section, I enabled the following for ‘Contributors’ and ‘Subscribers’ :
View Public Entries View Private Entries View Unlisted Entries
Then in the general settings for the plugin I ticked (as in enabled) :
x Require registered users to login before showing the directory.
Then at the bottom there’s the “Enable public override that is unticked by default. I enabled that (as in ticked it) and then edited my Page where I have my Connections shortcode and added allow_public_override=’true’
Now, if I am logged in a s a regular user or not, I can see the list. But, if I logout, I can’t! Whereas before I could see the list if logged in as administraotr or not logged in at all but not if I was logged in as a regular user!
Q1 How do I fix this?
Q2) i.e. rather than ‘registered users to login before showing the directory.’ and then override it, why not just have it as
“Enable anonymous access”
“Enable access for registered users only”
“Enable access for administrators only”
That would be much simpler.
Anyway, still an amazing plugin and thankful for any help.02/04/2013 at 7:53 pm #250741Steven ZahmKeymaster
Actually it is much simpler than that.
To allow the public / non-users to view the “Public” entries, nothing needs done. The check boxes you referenced, should be unchecked.
To require users to login to view the “Public” entries the “Require registered users to login before showing the directory.” box must be checked.
The two shortcode overrides, generally, should always be un-checked. Those allow the shortcode options to override the “Require registered users to login before showing the directory.” option and allow the display of an “Public” or “Private” entry. You only really ever want to enable these if your directory is private and you want to be able to display and entry without having to open up the entire directory.
When the directory requires login, the definition of “Public” and “Private” entries changes which can be confusing. I hope that helps! Many thanks!02/05/2013 at 2:55 pm #250797TED SMITHParticipant
Thanks for the help. It turned out I must have got something somewhere set incorrectly because, before (when I posted this) the situation was thus:
Nobody logged in = Connections visible
Admin logged in = Connections visible.
User logged in = Connections not visible.
So I started messing about doing all the things above. I’ve now reverted it back to how it was and it now seems to be working OK so maybe I just set something somewhere wrong.
Anyway, as usual, thanks for the promt and detailed response.
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