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The Restricted Areas module lets you create areas of restricted content and allow access on group and/or member level.

In ExpressionEngine you normally handle this with member groups. You create a group (ID 5: Hockey) that is allowed to see Hockey and then check against the logged-in member’s group:


Likewise you create another one for Football (ID 6: Football):


Now if you want to allow some, but not all, members to see both sections you actually have to create a third member group (ID 7: Hockey+Football) because one member cannot belong to multiple groups at the same time.


If we added another section we would already need 7 member groups to handle access:

* Hockey
* Football
* Soccer
* Hockey+Football
* Hockey+Soccer
* Football+Soccer
* Hockey+Football+Soccer


*The Restricted Areas module uses a different approach to this problem.* First you define areas (or sections or whatever) of content and _then you can allow individual members or member groups_ access to these areas.

h3. Sample Usage

bc.. {exp:restricted area=“soccer”}

Welcome {screen_name}!

You have been granted             access.


Go away!


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This entry was created October 14, 2009, 1:22 pm.
This entry was last updated October 15, 2009, 8:12 am.

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