* menu items (comes with menu-module)
* articles (specific articles)
* articles by category
* articles by section
* part of articles and templates
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You can make as many usergroups as you need and assign users to them. There are 2 predefined usergroups which are very userfull:
* 'not logged in'
* 'logged in but not assigned to any usergroup'
You can configure for each restriction-type (components, modules, sections etc.) to reverse the access, so any box ticked becomes a restriction instead of an access-right.
With the user plugin you can auto-assign new users to usergroups (pro).
Users can be assigned to multple groups.
Frontend-User-Access is NOT A HACK.
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The software is powerful and does what it says. The developer is one of the most customer-friendly and proactive I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
I had some configuration issues as well as a conflict with another (relatively less well known but essential to me) extension: within HOURS the FUA developer had jumped into my site at my invitation, spotted the problem, released a bugfix version, installed it on my site and tested it.
He then went back to my site at my request and helped me configure the FUA functionality exactly around my needs.
This is great, rare, high-quality software and support. I recommend it most highly. Don't hesitate — if it looks like it will do what you want, get it now.
I bought Community ACL and the install procces is hardest, and it was toooo slow. (i have more than 200 users and 200 menu options).
I just think FUA could have a better design on backoffice.
In terms of support, the verdict is the same. I had an issue integrating it with one of my customer themes, but the developer responded within' 24 hours of my request and didn't cease assistance until our problem was resolved. Two days after my concern was raised, the developer provided a customized solution to my issue which resulted in a problem-solved and a very happy customer.
I've been using Joomla! and various extensions for several years and have deployed sites for clubs, churches and commercial sites.
The extension installed easily and was fairly intuitive to use once I got the general concepts in my head. I read the documentation on the extension site and all the FAQ's, but it would really have helped to have a .pdf "How-To" file to give a new user a general orientation on concepts and tutorial on set up. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this extension.
Read this FAQ: http://www.pages-and-items.com/extensions/frontend-user-access/faqs/hide-menu-items-in-other-menu-modules-then-the-fua-menu-module
FUA is the first extension of this kind that works properly and I very much appreciate the reverse function. Best of all, my client leaned to use it within minutes, with no technical background.
Thanks Carsten for a valuable contribution to the Joomla community!
I'm new to Joomla this year and appreciate that the entire extension works like a natural extension of Joomla.
I didn't even download the demo, it seemed from the reviews that the product was exactly what I wanted and it was. Thank you for this exellent extension.
After I had problems with mod_frontenduseraccessmeu and menu entries of type alias I posted in the support forum and after 24 hours the bug was fixed! Great support!
That was definitely worth purchasing!
I only rated 4 stars because FUA does not allow users to be included in multiple groups. If this restriction will be eliminated FUA would fit perfectly my needs.
I needed to hide menu items per user - and this is perfect. Definitely worth purchasing!
NOW, I am no Joomla genius - but I am no slouch either. I found the application to be a bit tough to figure out at first and with not much documentation I had little choice but to slog through it and figure out what did what by trial and error. Once I got the hang of it though, it does exactly what it says it does.
The best part about this extension is its creator, Carsten. I emailed Carsten for help and HE ACTUALLY REPLIED. Not once, but several times until my issue (use with Rocket Theme Gantry Templates) was resolved. For me, this is unheard of in the extension world. Extension builders, take note - SUPPORT YOUR PRODUCTS.
My report - good extension, excellent support. Great job.