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General Questions

General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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CMS Admin, not Security Admin


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24 February 2011 at 3:19am Community Member, 7 Posts


I would like to add user account who could edit everything in the CMS (page content, page types, metatags, ... so everything under 'Site Content'), but could NOT reach everything under Security.

So, I gave them the permission 'Access to Site Content (CMSMain)'. But that seems to be only view permission, since they could not edit the content.

Is it possible to give them permission to (only) the tab 'Site Content', including edit permissions?


10 March 2011 at 3:22am Community Member, 7 Posts

I think this function is trivial for a good CMS. It could not be the case that this functionality is absent in Silverstripe and nobody noticing. There must be lots of people out there wanting to give users permissions to be content-manager but no permissions to other parts of the admin panel (like the permission page).

Does really nobody has any idea?


19 July 2011 at 9:50pm Community Member, 7 Posts

Can any of the developers explain why this is not possible with SilverStripe? It is not very helpful if essential functions are absent and nobody could explain why, or when it will be available..


19 July 2011 at 10:01pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts


You can do this, I've not had a problem with this, but with a little programming...


Object::add_extension('LeftAndMain', 'MyLeftAndMainDecorator');


class MyLeftAndMainDecorator extends LeftAndMainDecorator {
function init() {
//do some logical test, like if the user is in some group or not your admin email etc...