Ep.21 - How to add URL restrictions to a Joomla! membership site with RSMembership! using the {?} wildcard

With RSMembership! you can impose5 types of restrictions to a Joomla! membership site : folders, articles, sections, category, URL.

URL restrictions can be imposed using 2 wildcards: {?} or {*}.

  • The {?} wildcard replaces just one character
  • The {*} wildcard replaces an unlimited number of characters.
  • Let's see how can you add URL restrictions using the {?} wildcard, following some simple steps.

     

    If you want to see how the {*} wildcard can be used, watch the next episode, episode 22.

     

    IMPORTANT:

    1. When you want to impose an URL restriction, always use the non-SEF version of the URL.

     

    Restrict content with the {?} wildcard:

    In this video tutorial, we have configured a help desk component (RSTickets!) to offer paid customer support.
    By default, users can submit tickets, access and read the answers to tickets without any restrictions.

    We will restrict the access to staff's answer using the {?} wildcard.

     

    Step 1:

    1. In the backend Joomla! panel, head to Components >> RSMembership! >> Memberships

     

    Step 2:

    1. Select the membership for which you want to apply restrictions.

     

    Step 3:

    1. Choose the "Shared Content" tab (the 4th tab from the left) >> Add Content

     

    Step 4:

    1. In the window that just opened click on the "URL" link.

     

    Step 5:

    1. Copy and paste the answer's URL

     

    Step 6:

    1. Replace the ticket id with the {?} wildcard.

     

    Step 7:

    1. After applying these settings, the restricted URL (the staff's answer) can be accessed only by users with an active membership.

     

    Example:

    1. This is an example of a restricted URL with the {?} wildcard:
      • index.php?option=com_rstickets&page=ticket&id={?}&Itemid=75
    2. While you are editing the membership, you can also set a redirect URL for users that don't have the appropriate membership.

     

     

    Test RSMembership! in frontend

     

    Test RSMembership! in backend

     


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Alexandru Plapana - 07.03.2011 (08:01:40)
@Mustaq

Hello,

Until this will be added you can simply use the individual sharing features (via wild cards or direct URL)

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Mustaq - 07.03.2011 (07:50:34)
Restricting the ZOO Download Element

Using the ZOO Download element, you can only restrict access to te category, not the download file in the Item itself.

Hope this can be restricted as well soon.

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Mihaela - 27.09.2010 (02:38:13)

@Steve Ford

Sorry for the inconvenience, the demo was fixed.
You can go back and test RSMembership!

Regards!

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Steve Ford - 24.09.2010 (23:20:41)
Demo not working

Demo not working

http://demo.rsjoomla.com/rsmembership/list-memberships.html

http://demo.rsjoomla.com/administrator

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Dennis_pollux - 08.05.2010 (13:21:15)
THX

Thank you very much, this is what I was looking for!:)

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