Pre sales question - CB Subs and Joomla Groups

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Pre sales question - CB Subs and Joomla Groups

Post by maddyaus » February 26th, 2018, 7:22 am

Hello,

I have a pre-sales question regarding the bridge.

We have a subscription based website where we want to open the forum component only to users who have bought selected set of subscriptions. All the subscriptions are managed via CB Subs. When the subscription is purchased, we add the user to one or more Joomla user groups. When they log in, we want them to be able to see only the forums they are allowed to see which are defined based on the user group(s) they are added to.

My questions are as follows:

1. When a user signs up with CB Subs and creates a Joomla account, does that user's profile get automatically created in phpBB without any manual interaction?

2. Users might upgrade their plans making it possible for them to access some other forums which they did not have access to previously. When this happens, does the bridge automatically handles and displays correct forums to the user?

3. We want to create a public forum which is available for everyone who have purchased a specific subscription. In the public forum, they will be able to see each other's posts. We then want a private forum as well where each user will only see their own topics + the replies from admins. Is this achievable?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Pre sales question - CB Subs and Joomla Groups

Post by Admin » February 27th, 2018, 1:42 am

1. When a user signs up with CB Subs and creates a Joomla account, does that user's profile get automatically created in phpBB without any manual interaction?
If CB Subs uses native Joomla user creation API, it will work.
2. Users might upgrade their plans making it possible for them to access some other forums which they did not have access to previously. When this happens, does the bridge automatically handles and displays correct forums to the user?
The bridge doesn't display forums, forums are displayed by phpBB according to phpBB user's permissions.

The bridge can sync mapped Joomla usergroups to phpBB groups on Joomla user API save.
3. We want to create a public forum which is available for everyone who have purchased a specific subscription. In the public forum, they will be able to see each other's posts. We then want a private forum as well where each user will only see their own topics + the replies from admins. Is this achievable?
Please explore phpBB permissions system first, you can create a forum visible for members of specific phpBB group only.

It's impossible to limit display of own posts only in phpBB.

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Re: Pre sales question - CB Subs and Joomla Groups

Post by maddyaus » February 27th, 2018, 8:03 am

Admin wrote:
February 27th, 2018, 1:42 am
Please explore phpBB permissions system first, you can create a forum visible for members of specific phpBB group only.

It's impossible to limit display of own posts only in phpBB.

I am actually using an extension to achieve this and it is working fine on phpBB. I just want to make sure the same functionality will be working when this is embedded in to Joomla using the bridge.

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Re: Pre sales question - CB Subs and Joomla Groups

Post by Admin » February 27th, 2018, 11:21 am

Yes, all phpBB permissions and other functionality is preserved.