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    Wendy Brimley

    Still don't understand how our business would take advantage of this feature. I'd like an example of how this can be helpful for us.

    Thank you,

    Wendy 

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    www.rwau.memberclicks.net

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Wendy - most of our customers don't use categories heavily. It's very common to have one category, and only use that one. You can create multiple categories to manage your content, but it's really just an organizational strategy that allows you to group all of your articles that are Newsletter related together, for example. The only other reason you might use categories is if you want to display articles of a certain type, like Newsletters, in a list or a 'blog' type layout. Here's an example from a demo site where newsletter type articles are grouped together in a list, and you can click on the name of each newsletter to view it.

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    Jen Norman

    Are the category permissions redundant now? I tried to create an article using one of our "members only" categories and not selecting any specific article-level permissions, but the article was only accessible to admins until I checked off the proper group boxes within the article permissions.

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Hi Jen - The category permissions still apply. You do still have to set Group permissions on the Article/Menu Item as well, just like in Classic.

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    Jen Norman

    If the article and category permission aren't identical, then which one overrides the other?

    And am I correct in interpreting that there is no way to just set an article permissions to be "whatever the category permissions are"? It seems like that should be the default when creating a new article, since you have to pick a category. Maybe I'm recalling incorrectly, but I remember the pop-up when you didn't set article permissions used to say something along the lines of "if you don't pick anything, then the category permissions apply."

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    Kinsey Mahan

    Jen - The order in which permissions are respected is: Menu Item > Category > Article. You'll want to set both Article and Category permissions, even if it feels like double work. Most of our customers don't have many categories – the majority just use one. The pop up in Classic about article permissions says "You can set permissions for this article on the right side of this screen. Are you sure you want to continue without giving any group(s) permission to view this article?"

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