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Solved J3.3.4 - Edit Module from Frontend Function

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #64 by Laurie
Yes, the Edit Module from Frontend function has arrived with J3.3.4. I need to turn it off; can anyone help?

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I put a small menu in the footer of a new J3.3.4 site.

Sitemap and Login are, of course, for public access.

When logged in as Registered or above, the Board menu item appears. It's viewing access level is Registered and links to the Phoca Downloads page.

Upon logging in as a Registered user, all is well. Trouble is, when logged in as Admistrator or Super User, upon hovering with the intention of going to the board (Phoca Downloads page) the Edit icon appears and because of the small height of the menu module has nowhere to go except over the Board Menu Item.

I've created an extra, dummy link (External URL of #) called Spacer. The Edit Icon now covers that Menu Item, but that won't do as a permanent fix.

I can't find anywhere to turn the function off.

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Please spare me a thought. In the morning my client will login as Administrator, click on the icon, go to the backend and be shocked on the understanding that any member of the public has backend access; a reasonable misunderstanding for someone who doesn't understand the Joomla ACL.

Hoorah! Hoorah! Whilst working this through as part of writing it up I came up with another solution. I unpublished the Spacer link and extended the Board link to Board Members. This lets the link protrude from behind the icon. Still not a very satisfactory solution but at least I now have only to explain to the client that it's only the Administrator and Super User who will see this anomaly. If I add extra links to the menu, it will mess up.

NOTE: I've made a few changes to this as I've progressed so the screenshot doesn't accurately reflect what I currently have or have described along the way.

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #65 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic J3.3.4 - Edit Module from Frontend Function

Laurie wrote: Yes, the Edit Module from Frontend function has arrived with J3.3.4. I need to turn it off; can anyone help?

The ability to edit a module's settings from the frontend has been a feature of Joomla since at least J! 3.0 (as far as I remember); it's not a new feature of J! 3.3.4.

Strictly speaking, you don't actually edit a module's settings from the frontend; the edit link takes you to the backend.



Turning off "edit ability" is a case of editing the module's permissions:



If you do not want the Administrators to be able to edit the module's settings from the front end, change the module's permissions in the backend. As a general rule, I disable this feature from my websites when I build them.

On a slightly related matter: I have not used J! 3.3.4 on any of my websites yet because of the problems it has caused with Kunena . Therefore, until I learn more about what work may need to be done with J! 3.3.4 and the bugsquad's response to such reports, I may not be using this particular version in my webcraft.

UPDATE: see my comments about J! 3.3.4 posted at the JoomlaOz forum . J! 3.3.5 is expected to be released within a week.

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5 years 1 month ago #68 by Laurie
Replied by Laurie on topic J3.3.4 - Edit Module from Frontend Function
Hi there!

For what it's worth, this morning I was poking about the backend of a Joomla site and just happened to see a box to turn the Edit from Frontend function off. It's in Global Configuration.

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5 years 4 weeks ago #70 by sozzled
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I am glad you found it. :)

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