1. Fabrik 3.8.1 has been released. It is mostly bug fixes and feature enhancements, but does include two new plugins (push notifications, and the sequence element). As usual we strongly recommend testing the new release on a sandbox if your application is mission critical, and always do an Akeeba backup before updating.

Prefilters for Front End Guest Users Only

Jan 20, 2016
Prefilters for Front End Guest Users Only
  • The issue with the way Joomla sets up its user groups by default is that super users etc are descendants of the public group, so if we set a prefilter to 'apply to 'public' then the prefilter will apply to everyone, and not just guest users.

    To get round this problem you should

    • Create a new user group called 'front end'
    • Create a new viewing access level called 'front end' which is applicable only users in the 'front end' group
    • Set the "Users global config" -> "component" -> "Guest user group" option to "Front end"

    Then I edited the list and set the prefilter 'Apply to' to 'Front end'

    You may also want to edit your user groups so that they are parented to the public user group and not chained (e.g. public->author->admin->superadmin)


    An other possiblity to give admins access to all records:
    add a second prefilter (OR) with a condition always true (e.g. where id >= 0) and apply to (super)admin
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