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This micro-plugin let’s you hide items in txp backend based on the logged user name and privilege level, via css.
Once activated it simply adds two classes to the body tag of each tab via jquery:

  • One indicates the user group of the current logged user
  • Another indicates the logged user

For example if I log in as “Donald Swain” with “managing editor” privileges, the “body” tag for every txp admin page will now have two more classes: “managing_editor” and “donald_swain”.
Please note that the user name will be lowercased and spaces will be replaced with an underscore.

Privileges can be one of the following:

  • publisher
  • managing_editor
  • copy_editor
  • staff_writer
  • freelancer
  • designer
  • none

Once done that, you can easily hide items in the admin adding some css rules in your textpattern.css file.

For example:

body.managing_editor .override-form {display:none;}

will hide the “override form” field for each user logged as managing editor.
In the same vein

body.donald_swain .override-form {display:none;}

Will do the same but only if you are logged in as Donald Swain.

The idea for this plugin comes from sacripant

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