Is anyone aware of a way (add-on or other) of temporaily suspending a member group from publishing content?
For example when perfoming dev tasks my process is normally somethig like this (simlified for brevity):
- Sync live database to local working copy (via SQL dump)
- Perform dev tasks
- Push workgin copy code to live server
- SQL dump of wokring copy database to live server
Oviously, any changes to the DB on the live server during this period would be overridden.
I know I can disable CMS access to a certain member group for a period of time, but this shows a rather bland Forbidden message - which can be quite shokcing to client. It would be nicer to let them login to the control panel and show them a friendly "content freeze" message or similar.
Any thoughts? How do you manage this situation when dealing with a site where the client has publising privilages?