Controlling what visitors can see and do on your site
SurreyCommunity.info has a system that lets you control what people are allowed to do on your site. This is the permissions system.
All SurreyCommunity.info sites start with their permissions set to standard settings. These are designed to:
- allow all visitors to view your site.
- allow people registered with SurreyCommunity.info and members of your site to interact with applications you have added (such as discussion forums).
- prevent people from making unauthorised changes to your site.
It's worth knowing that the majority of sites on SurreyCommunity.info run well with the standard permission settings and never need to alter them. However, you can change the settings or override them for specific parts of your site if you want to. For example, you could set the permissions so that:
- only your members can read a particular section of your site
- certain people can upload pictures to your gallery whilst others can only view them
- some discussions on your discussion forum are limited to a particular group of people
Much of the permissions system relies upon people registering with SurreyCommunity.info and joining your site. Before using it, you should read the section on managing membership of your site as well as the pages below.
There are also currently two limitations with the permissions system that you should be aware of before you start to use it:
- Search results can display some items that have restricted permissions
- Contribute and admin permissions can't be assigned for pages, news stories or folders
Find out more
- An introduction to permissions
- Setting permissions for your whole site
- Setting permissions for a page or folder
- Setting permissions for an application
- Adding people and groups to permissions tables
- Managing membership of your website