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Max M4X WW
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Specific skin for Guests?

Post by Max M4X WW »

Hi, Just created a new install of a semi 'secret' forum.

My skin gives too much away, so to speak so I want to set the old style skin as default for guests. I've also modded the index.php to force login.

Can anyone help me sort this out?

Thanks

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Kevin Clark
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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

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admin panel
manage users
anonymous
choose preferences in the drop list on the right
choose the style you want them to see.
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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

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Can't seem to get that to work, I select it but don't want to have to go through all other members and change them to the skin I want members only to see!

Seems to be one or the other at the moment :?

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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

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The anonymous account is used by everyone who is not logged in.
You said you want to select a style for guests to see. That's it.

I don't quite understand the rest of what you wrote.
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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

Post by Max M4X WW »

Sorry, Basically its not working.

I can only seem to get one skin to work at a time. Not both as i'd like. Another setting must be over riding it somewhere,

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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

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Both?
Guests can only see one style. You said originally you wanted guests to see the old style.
That's what that does.
Or do you have the style override turned on in the board settings as that will force the board default on everyone.
Or am I not understanding exactly what you want to do as you're being a little vague.
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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

Post by Max M4X WW »

Right sorted it, Has to manually change the current users but new users seem to be getting the 'user' skin and guests the guest skin!

Problem now is that even with the force login mod I found, guests can still search and read posts!

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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

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Max M4X WW wrote:...
Problem now is that even with the force login mod I found, guests can still search and read posts!
Why do you need a "force login" MOD. Standard phpBB3 permissions setup correctly should do that anyway.
Knowledge Base - phpBB3 Permissions

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Re: Specific skin for Guests?

Post by Max M4X WW »

I thought there must be a way, Just find the phpBB permissions thing hard to understand. Years ago I used InvisionPower Board which I found a lot easier to set up.

When I made my new board I deleted the default forum, created a few more but couldn't sort the permissions to display them and had to re-install :lol:

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