Episode Duration: 45:01
On This Episode: Douglas Bell (Fountain of Apples)
You do have permission to download this episode (pun intended). We’re still waiting for a new phpBB3 release, but team member Vic D’Elfant has joined the Development Team. Douglas gives a long tutorial on how to setup forums in phpBB3, and how to assign permissions for new forums to users on phpBB3 so that they can actually use those new forums! Included is a guide on how to navigate the new permissions system and also all the ways that it can be used to show as many (or as few) permissions as you need. Douglas also shows how you can now control how much (or how little) moderators can do on a board.
Next week we will continue talking about permissions, including how to set permissions for non-forum-related features on the board, and how to edit and configure your own permission roles beyond the default ones.
Correction: During the episode I recommended using the “On Moderation Queue” as the default role for Global Moderators. I was incorrect: Under the default settings, “On Moderation Queue” means that all posts that that user or group makes must be approved by a moderator before they appear on the board. Global Moderators should be assigned “Full Access” to the board, and control over whether or not they moderate that board is set under the Forum Moderators panel as I described. Thanks to Lastof for pointing this out!