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  1. Gabor
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  3. Friday, 02 August 2019
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Dear F2C Fans,

there is an epic problem in the actual F2C Version. We are using this CCK for years now, but right now we realy have a problem.

We use different content types in simple category blogs output to combine different content elements. Autors should use all avaible content types to create nice layouts. But the autors are limited to specific categories via the regulare Joomla ACL permission setup.

The regulare article manager works fine. If the users create a regular joomla article, the category dropdown only shows the allowed cats. In the F2C creation form, the category lists shows all categories and ignores the ACL setting.

The new catergory field (in the content type) has the output from line 96 in
/administrator/components/com_form2content/views/form/tmpl/edit.php
<?php echo $this->renderCustomField($this->contentType->getFieldByType('JoomlaCategory')->fieldname)?>


How is it possible, to include the Joomla ACL permissions in this list?
Best regards
Gabor
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Hi Gabor,

Which is your actual F2C version? ;)

In the F2C category field you can set the option to base the available category selection on Joomla ACL....

Regards,
Patrick
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Dear Patrick,

thank you for your reply. It is the latest version, I think.

But this button "Use ACL" in the category field has no effect on the backend of F2C.
In the regular article manager, my limited user group only sees the accessible categories. Based on the Joomla ACL.
In the F2C article list and in the edit form everybody gets all categories.

This is realy uncool and just a bug. Please help.
Best regards
Gabor
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Information helps.

Most F2C features are build for our F2C front-end article manager. Does the ACL for category selection work there?
In the back-end we do not have extensive ACL as this came much later into Joomla and the whole point of F2C was not to give users back-end access. It's also still not fully implemented in Joomla (like issues with menu options).

I will need to talk to our programmers to see if it's easy to add the category selection ACL option to the back-end forms.
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Dear F2C Webmaster

thank you very much for you anwer. Please talk with them.
I created a short video to show the problem with the ACL in combination with the point, that the F2C Frontend Article Manager makes no sense, because this one is limited to a single content type.
Take a look to this video:
https://vimeo.com/353245428/516ba59421

Best regards
Gabor
References
  1. https://vimeo.com/353245428/516ba59421
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Hi Gabor,

Thanks for the video. The issue is clear but like I wrote before we haven't implemented back-edn ACL at all levels since F2C has a front-end article manager. We have actually been around long enough that when we started there was no or limited back-end ACL. Perhaps in our J4 version we can look into this. I hope we might find a quick solution to the category select filter. Our programmer will be back from holiday soon.

Regards,
Patrick
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