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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to be able to create, edit, publish, unpublish section entries, but when they do, the sections exist only as "closed" (unpublished) and when I try to edit them, "closed" is the only option in the pulldown.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!

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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
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  • 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. – user1149499 Nov 24 '15 at 20:05
  • Check "Status Group" under Admin › Weblog Administration › Weblog Management › Edit Group Preferences – Yuri Salimovskiy Nov 25 '15 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! – user1149499 Nov 25 '15 at 15:06

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