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ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:36 pm
by BalloonBallin
so i need to get my online invoices up and running. here is the lay out of my site, currently i want an online portfolio that kids can pick from(im a balloon artist), and a members section that business's can print invoices. ill figure the port out later. but here is where i am on the invoices. i currently have two customer groups(business's and people. people being individuals that dont employ me every week). i currently have a menu link that appears when user in the business group logs into the site. this is where im stuck, i need that menu link to display content set to that user and not the entire group. if it shows for the whole group i will need to pass word protect them. now the point of this being online access for them to print invoices rather then me have to run to get invoices printed every week(no i dont have a printer) I DONT need an online payment method, ill get this later when i can afford some market plugin for joomla. anyone know if it is possible to have that link that appears when a member of that group logs in to display whatever it may be to be user specific?

Re: ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:59 pm
by Webdongle
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... tion/12685

There are other extensions but I have heard good things about this one.

Re: ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:09 pm
by BalloonBallin
awesome, more stuff i need to buy, know of a freebie ext like this??

Re: ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:35 pm
by Webdongle
There are several http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... ommunities . Would suggest you set up a test Joomla with sample data to try a few out. Most likely there is one there that suits your needs.

Re: ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:38 pm
by BalloonBallin
i dont need to build a community. all i need is a quick plugin that makes a link, display items for that specific user. its a small business, i have currently 3 business that i need to have online invoices for, i can even manually make the invoices. i dont even know what i should type in a search box to make a menu item link user specific. as complex as joomla is, im surprised they dont have it built in. you can specify which user group can see what you like, but cant make that user specific?? there has to be a way with out buying or even getting a freebie that would specify this user sees his stuff

Re: ACL and invoices

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:01 pm
by Webdongle
BalloonBallin wrote:i dont need to build a community. all i need is a quick plugin that makes a link, display items for that specific user. ...
Displaying a user specific to them is easy ... heck ... you can even redirect individually on login. The difficult part is preventing other visitors to the site seeing each others pages. Apart from creating a user group and access/view level for each user then you will need an extension. And the type of extension for that is most likely to be a Component not plugin.

A download component may suit your needs http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... /downloads ? But even then you would need to create a download area for each user.

What you are attempting to do is complex because it requires individual settings for each user. afaik there is no simple fix for completing that complicated task. In some form or other you will need to create a secure area for each user. That can be done automatically by a community component or perhaps an invoicing component. Or manually by setting up those areas yourself or by individually email the invoices out.