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Change themes only avaliable to certain users?


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timatlee

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Registered: 06/06/04
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Hello

Not sure that this can be done with a plug-in, but I'm not really certain either .. Smile

I'm trying to make the theme changing ability avaliable only to certain users (say of a certain group). I'm trying to develop a theme, but don't want to murder my entire site while I'm working on it!

Any thoughts on how I could approach this? It's a short-term thing while I work on the theme, and would even be OK with with forcing a certain user ID or group members to HAVE to use the development theme, and not having a choice ...

Any help or direction would be great Smile
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Dirk

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You could hack it into the theme selector in usersettings.php.

Search for 'allow_user_themes' there. It loops over the directories in the layout directory. Simply hard-code a test for your new theme's name and only add it to the list if the user is in a certain group:

if (SEC_inGroup ('Theme Testers')) { ...

bye, Dirk
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timatlee

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Thanks, works like a charm!

Kinda did it backwards to what you suggested:
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            if ($theme == $_CONF['theme'] || SEC_inGroup('Theme Testers')) {

 


so that a regular user will not be able to select any other theme but the default.

Thanks for your help!
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