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Limit Channel Entry to 1?

I have a site where one section of the site is a list of Useful links. Rather than have the client create a new channel post that will only include Website name & URL as the two channel fields, I set up a matrix that they can add to so, that they can move entries up or down.

I have explained to them the set up, that they must go in and edit this entry rather than add new channel entries for this, but just to be safe I want to lock this channel so they can't post new entries, just edit an existing. The member group preferences only allow edit & post, not edit only so just wondering has anyone done something similar.

Or should I just change my set up to channel entries for each useful link and create a low reorder set to move them round.

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  • what about if selecting "Yes" to "Can edit entries authored by others"? – Bhashkar Yadav Jan 29 '13 at 18:00
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In terms of "locking" the channel to prevent users publishing additional entries, removing the entry from the Publish menu is often enough to do the trick. There are two add-ons that can help with this: Single Entry or CP Menu Master (formerly "Hidden Channels").

There are some other nice approaches listed in this possible duplicate question:
Limit Channel Entry to 1?

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  • Some great answers there guys. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Will investigate these & post back the option that I used & how it worked out. – StvCummins Feb 5 '13 at 10:40
  • Single Entry is what I ended up using. Thanks again. – StvCummins Mar 25 '13 at 11:21
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If you switched to using Structure, you can set up an Assets channel to list existing entries under the Assets tab instead of listing channels with Add/Edit links. Then you can direct the client to edit the entry under the Assets tab.

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