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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:42 PM #1

I am a newbie. So I think I am missing (don't know where to find) some things I think must be available for a mutli-vendor 4.0.1 store.

1) I cannot have my vendors adding their own categories. I want them to use only the ones set up by the Store Admin.

Is there a way to block vendors from adding their own categories?

2) Is there a setting so the Admin must approve uploads before they become active? Is there a way to edit the uploads before they are active?

Example: My site will be new to vendors.

I want them to be able to add/edit/change their products, but I cannot risk the chance that a novice will put the Product Names in the Category section by mistake and I end up with hundreds or thousands of categories and my site becomes useless until I find and disable the vendor.


Do you have any suggestions how I can handle this?

Or am I missing an easy fix?

Thanks for your help.

Mark

 
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:49 AM #2

I need this and more.... basically we only want our vendors to view orders and pick. We want to remove practically everything from Vendor admin?

Anyone have any ideas?

 
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:56 AM #3

BTW: you can acheive this in v4 though User groups and setting them to active for each Vendor

 
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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:48 PM #4

After several back and forth tickets, CS-Cart made a modification to my files to prohibit vendors from adding categories. I have since confirmed and the mods are working correctly.

 
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 12:45 AM #5

I just don't think vendors should be allowed to add categories at all. I would also like to limited which categories a Vendor is allowed to add products to, is this possible?

 
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:41 PM #6

We simply hid the controls that allowed vendors to add categories - now only the admin can create new categories, and vendors can only apply them to their products.

Simple CSS addition.
in the file design/backend/templates/index.tpl add these lines:

<!--[if lte IE 8 ]><body class="ie8"{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}<![endif]-->
<!--[if lte IE 9 ]><body class="ie9"{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}><![endif]-->
<!--[if !IE]><!--><body{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}><!--<![endif]-->

below line 19 -> {include file="buttons/helpers.tpl"}

Then in the CSS ( design/backend/css/styles.less) add this style:



#abend li.categories {display: none;}

this hides the categories for the vendor admins but not the main admin

 
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:09 PM #7

I am a newbie. So I think I am missing (don't know where to find) some things I think must be available for a mutli-vendor 4.0.1 store.

1) I cannot have my vendors adding their own categories. I want them to use only the ones set up by the Store Admin.

Is there a way to block vendors from adding their own categories?

2) Is there a setting so the Admin must approve uploads before they become active? Is there a way to edit the uploads before they are active?

Example: My site will be new to vendors.

I want them to be able to add/edit/change their products, but I cannot risk the chance that a novice will put the Product Names in the Category section by mistake and I end up with hundreds or thousands of categories and my site becomes useless until I find and disable the vendor.


Do you have any suggestions how I can handle this?

Or am I missing an easy fix?

Thanks for your help.

Mark

If you go to the menu Vendor/Vendors click on the vendor account and then the Category tab you can add the categories that a vendor can put product in. I think if you do not do this a vendor can add to all categories by default.

Alan

 
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:04 AM #8

We simply hid the controls that allowed vendors to add categories - now only the admin can create new categories, and vendors can only apply them to their products.

Simple CSS addition.
in the file design/backend/templates/index.tpl add these lines:

<!--[if lte IE 8 ]><body class="ie8"{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}<![endif]-->
<!--[if lte IE 9 ]><body class="ie9"{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}><![endif]-->
<!--[if !IE]><!--><body{if $auth.user_type neq "A"} id="abend"{/if}><!--<![endif]-->

below line 19 -> {include file="buttons/helpers.tpl"}

Then in the CSS ( design/backend/css/styles.less) add this style:



#abend li.categories {display: none;}

this hides the categories for the vendor admins but not the main admin


very good hint....I want to remove other menu items for the vendor as well....how and where do I figure out which one to remove....I assume the IE 8 means the categories control?

Kind regards

Jan

 
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:11 AM #9

BTW: you can acheive this in v4 though User groups and setting them to active for each Vendor


As Philspeak told, you can use user groups to limit some of the functionalities.

First create a new user group and the assign to this group what you want their member be able to do.

Then you need to assign the vendors to that user group.

 
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:03 AM #10

See

http://forum.cs-cart...ustomized-menu/

i just hide the stuff they should not do.

 
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Posted 06 October 2014 - 01:46 AM #11

Can anyone give me a checklist of what you allow for your vendors? I've been playing around with a Custom Vendor group but I have one major problem; hopefully it's something simple that I'm missing.

At the bottom of the Privileges tab of my Custom Vendor group: If I select View Vendors, they can see every vendor, not just themselves. I need them to be able to update their description, logos, and other vendor information but certainly not everyone else's.

Can someone give me a good push in the right direction here?

Thanks in advance.

 
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Posted 06 October 2014 - 02:01 AM #12

Something is really wrong... Can anyone tell me if you are experiencing this problem on your MV site? (running 4.2.2)...

When logged in as a Vendor with the default 'Vendor's Administration' settings > clicking on the Vendors menu and viewing Vendors, I can see them all. When I click on a Vendor (that isn't the one I'm logged in as), it displays the 'New Vendor' page with blank/empty values but no Save button. When I click on the Vendor account I AM logged in as, it gives me the ability to edit that Vendor's information.

Why is this happening? Is it just me and my site?