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Two views of cPanel - one for admin, one for user? Possible?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spaceman, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I don't think this is possible, but maybe I'm wrong...

    I'd like cPanel to have 1 view for administrators (i.e. those of us who also have WHM access), and another, cut down view for website owners.

    Reason: website owners tend to be interested in just a few areas of cPanel, eg:
    1. Mail
    2. Web/Ftp Stats

    After this, and they could be a danger to themselves (eg. mysql databases).

    I understand that it's possible to edit cPanel templates in order to select which icons to display, but I don't think that this allows for my '2 views' idea. When I login to cPanel on behalf of one of my clients, I *do* want to see all available functionality/options, wherease they don't want to or don't need to.

    Comments anyone? Perhaps what I'm after can be achieved by other methods?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fwwebs

    fwwebs Well-Known Member

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    One possible solution.

    1. If your currently using the 'x' theme for your customers, clone the theme as 'someothername'.
    2. Modify the 'someothername' theme to include only what you feel your customers want or need.
    3. Assign your customers to the new theme.

    The result:

    Your customers will only see the control panel that you've modified. When you need to login to work on an account you will see the url as:
    http://yourdomain.tld:2082/frontend/someothername/index.html

    All you need to do to use the x theme is change the url to:
    http://yourdomain.tld:2082/frontend/x/index.html

    You should have the standard x theme cPanel.

    I've never tried this with themes other than x and x2, but it should work.

    The advantage of cloning the theme to 'someothername' is that it will not be overwritten during cPanel updates.
     
  3. RAIS2

    RAIS2 Well-Known Member

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    I am currently developing a cPanel theme that has an admin panel, however it is more directed toward the theme of the site. Perhaps from your idea I may integrate some of the basic WHM features for easy access when logged into cPanel. I am currently in the process of preparing the website community. When I have that completed I will post a link in the skins section.
     
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    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    RVSkins are able to do this, and I highly recommend them for people looking for this kind of flexibility in a skin. :D
     
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for your suggestions. I will have a closer look now...
     
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