Hiding restricted pages in the sidebar menu

Overview

This setting allows you to hide any restricted pages in the sidebar menu that a visitor or logged in resident is unable to view due to insufficient privileges. For instance, let's say your website has a page only visible to a "Board Members" group, and you'd like this page to not be listed in the sidebar menu for residents who are not a part of this group. In this case, you may want to enable this setting.

While this setting can help reduce confusion by preventing visitors from trying to view pages they cannot access, it can also discourage residents from registering for accounts because they will not initially see any restricted pages that necessitate registering. 

How to hide restricted pages

1. First, go to your "Settings" section in the Admin Control Panel. 

2. In here, scroll down to the section labeled "Miscellaneous." 

3. Within this section, check the box next to "Hide pages in the menu that visitors do not have enough privileges to view."

4. Lastly, click the dark blue "Save" button at the bottom of the page. 

Now, for those who do not have sufficient privileges to view that restricted page, they will not see the page show up in their sidebar menu, only those who are able to view it.

A note on folders

If a folder contains entirely pages that cannot be viewed by the particular resident, and this setting is enabled, the folder will be hidden as well. Meaning, an empty folder will not appear in the menu.

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