[geeklog-devel] Demo site option?

Blaine Lang devel at portalparts.com
Sat Jan 24 12:03:11 EST 2009

I think we may want to define what 'demo' mode is as I can see another 
mode called 'restricted' mode which could be used on a live site to lock 
it down.

Sounds like demo mode is one where you would be giving admin access to 
other users.
Restricted mode would be a case where you would not.

In Demo mode, I think users would not be installing/upgrading any 
plugins and possibly not able to even un-install or change the enabled 
Suggest we create an array to hold restricted config options so that 
will allow us to extend it to disable any of the config manager options.


Dirk Haun wrote:
> Seeing that there are quite a few Geeklog demo sites out there now and
> given the fact that we're adding more and more "dangerous" features (PHP
> in static pages, plugin upload, ...), I was wondering if it wouldn't be
> a good idea to have an option to switch a site into a demo mode that
> doesn't allow using those features.
> That option would obviously have to go into the siteconfig.php and not
> into the config GUI.
> What should be included? Should this be a binary option (enable demo
> mode? yes/no) or should it have a list of possible options to disable?
> At the very least, it should disable
> - PHP in static pages
> - plugin uploads (as of 1.6.0)
> What about features that could be used for spam, e.g.
> - trackbacks
> - sending emails
> Opinions?
> bye, Dirk

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