Restricting a page

You can add restrictions to any page (but not folders) to keep the content of that page secure. Restrictions are split into two groups—"Allowed" and "Blocked." If there are no "Allowed" restrictions, the default is to allow any visitor to view the page. In essence, these pages are visible to the public. Blocks will always overrule allows, but you can only add blocks if you have at least one allowed restriction.

Using "Allowed" restrictions

You can use allowed restrictions to limit who can see and use a certain page by requiring visitors to log in. For instance, you can restrict a page to "Registered and approved residents" only. Or, you can restrict a page to a custom group of residents you've created (i.e. board members).

Using "Blocked" restrictions

You can use blocks to stop someone from viewing a page. For instance, you can block a resident who's abusing, say, the forum from seeing and posting to it. Or you could block a renter from seeing content meant for homeowners only. 

Adding page restrictions

1. First, visit the "Pages" section of the Admin Control Panel.

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2. Find the page you would like to place a restriction on, and click on the white "None" button found under the "Restrictions" column.

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3. Add any "Allowed" and "Blocked" restrictions as needed. It is important to remember that any blocks will override an allow. For example, if you block renters from viewing a page, but allow board members, if one of the board members is a renter they will be blocked from viewing that page.

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4. Lastly, "Save" the restrictions.

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Here's a play-by-play for how to set page restrictions:

Why can you not restrict folders?

Since folders themselves do not contain any content (instead, they group similar pages together in the menu structure for organization purposes), you cannot add restrictions to folders. This also helps reduce any uncertainty on how potentially conflicting restrictions would be applied if you set different restrictions on a folder and on a page within that folder.

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