I'm having some difficulties having clients adding/editing categories within entries.

As the Super Admin, I can simply open an entry, click Categories and can add/edit categories without any troubles. When I log in as an Admin account type however, I am unable to add categories. When I click the link, I get two JS errors, one being a 500 Internal Server error, the other, "Uncaught ReferenceError: $loading is not defined."

Any ideas as to why this is not affecting Super Admins, but only the Admins?

We're using EE 2.5.3. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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SuperAdmins have access to everything, hence no issues.

First step is to make sure the Admin group has permissions to add/edit categories enabled. The setting is called "Can edit and add new categories" and it's located here: Members ‣ Member Groups ‣ Create/Edit. I you want them to be able to delete categories, enable "Can delete categories" as well.

Second step is to make these two changes to the category group settings as well.

Once done, your Admin group should be able to manage categories correctly.

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    Ah ha! I was missing the second step. Thanks!! Also, thanks for the response. Sorry it took me a few days, I've not received any notifications.
    – dauble
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 20:08
  • You probably have to setup notifications. I think they are off by default. You're welcome!
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 20:37

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