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Site URL: https://breathelondon.org

Hi All,

  • I want to have contributorA to be able to add blogs to 'Page A Blog'.
  • And I want contributorB to be able to add blogs to 'Page B Blog'.

It looks like it's possible to create a Collection on a page which shows only blogs which have a certain category tag.

So in theory I could set up 'Page A Blog' with a Collection on it that pulls in only blog posts that are tagged 'contributorA'. And I could set up a 'Page B Blog' with a collection on it that pulls in only blog posts that are tagged 'contributorB'.

BUT...

As I understand it, currently, in Squarespace, if I invite contributorA and contributorB, each of them can not only view and edit each other's pages, they could also view and edit all of the other pages in my site - which I don't want! (obviously).

Unless I've missed something, and it's not possible to restrict contributors to only be able to view/edit certain pages... is there another solution I could use?

Could I, for example, use something like Contentful, use that to give the contributors their logins, and use some sort of plugin or custom code on each page to bring in content from Contenftul. So 'Page A Blog' pulls in blogs from Contentful from contributorA and 'Page B Blog' pulls in blogs from Contentful from contributorB?

Any thoughts welcome!

Thanks, Andy

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1 hour ago, AndyGrieve said:

As I understand it, currently, in Squarespace, if I invite contributorA and contributorB, each of them can not only view and edit each other's pages, they could also view and edit all of the other pages in my site - which I don't want! (obviously).

That's correct. 

Squarespace is a 'website builder', and whilst this means that you can produce a professional-looking website very easily without technical knowledge, it does mean that there are some limitations that you'll need to live with. A lack of granular permissions is one of these. Anyone with Contributor permissions can add, edit and delete content on any page of the website. It isn't possible to improve this situation with code or plugins. 

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