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How to Restrict Designers in Admin (Style Manager) to just one skin?

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  • [Forum] How to Restrict Designers in Admin (Style Manager) to just one skin?


    I am wondering how it is possible to restrict an admin account not just to StyleManager (which I can do through "Can Administer Styles" setting), but to only being allowed to work with one particular style.

    Here is the situation:

    We have a designer we are considering hiring, we want to give him a test project. We want him to make us a skin, based on our current one, but not to affect the existing website. I suppose I could completely copy the database and code to a new folder and subdomain (though that may interfere with the VB license?), but I think it would be much easier to just give him access to the current admin.

    The thing is, I don't want him to have any ability, by accident or purpose, to touch our current skins.

    Is this possible without me having to hardcode hacks into the admin code myself ?

  • #2
    No thoughts? I'm sure some of you must hire designers who you don't want to grant access to all your skins to, no?

    Or should we have to buy him a license and setup VB on his end for him to develop on then export/import to ours once done ?


    • #3
      Sorry, there is no function to do this. This requires modifying the code.

      You can certainly setup a test site for them though. Under the terms of the License Agreement, you can have a test installation provided it's not publically available. For more information on setting up a test site, see the link in my signature regarding this.

      That said, I'd have thought that any vB skin designer will have their own copy...
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