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I have just created a Joomla site and would like to give a client of mine access to the administrator panel. However I would like him to be able to update the article of ONLY one category. Is it possible to:

1) be able to make sure he can't edit anything else

or even better

2) ensure that the client ONLY ever sees the articles/categories (and other elements) that he can edit and nothing else?

Please let me know which of the two is possible.

thanks in advance
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Question by:badwolfff
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What version of Joomla do you currently use?

It is possible to limit what they can do...but you will need to practice this a little before implementing it.

Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 allows for this...1.5.23 and below do not have this straight out of the box, so you would need to purchase a product that would do this.
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I am using Joomla 1.7
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Ok, then the links provided by Boon should help you with this...
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Thank you guys I will try them.

Is it possible, then, to hide all content from the client, apart from the content that he can edit?
I naturally would not even want him to see parts of the site where he can't edit.

thanks again
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Honestly...my first thought was to not even allow him access to the backend.

Allow access to the front end using the links above to limit him to editing only the articles he can.  If he needs a new article, then you would be the one to create that for him and let him know it's available, etc...

This is what I do in a workplace environment for over 40 users who update our Intranet...I allow for NO ONE to have access to the backend of the site...

Just my 2 cents...
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