I have taken over an old Expression Engine 1.7 site and am trying to create a Member group that offers limited admin privs rather than create a "Superadmin."

The problem is that I want the user to be able to create, edit, publish, unpublish section entries, but when they do, the sections exist only as "closed" (unpublished) and when I try to edit them, "closed" is the only option in the pulldown. I am assuming there's a setting in the Group preferences that is preventing this, but I don't know what setting. I've tried a number of them and nothing seems to work.

Any suggestions would be great. Thank you!

1 Answer 1


Check these things:

  • the weblog has some statuses group assigned to it
  • the members group is authorized to publish entries in this weblog
  • the members group is authorized to edit entries authored by others
  • Can you explain just a little more about the first one, the "the weblog has some statuses group assigned to it"? I am still getting the same result even when I've cloned the "SuperAdmin" into a new group (I'm calling it "Fulladmin"). It only offers "closed" as a publishing option. Nov 24, 2015 at 20:05
  • Check "Status Group" under Admin › Weblog Administration › Weblog Management › Edit Group Preferences Nov 25, 2015 at 7:52
  • Thank you, yes, that fixed it! It had "None" as the status group, and the only other option was "default." When I switched it, everything worked! Yay! Nov 25, 2015 at 15:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.