Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group

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Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group
for ZenCart v1.51 - Version 14a
January 13.2014

Description:
- From your admin, this module will allow you to hide categories for multiple customers by new unlimited Group ID assignments, per single category.
- Works with category tabs, category sidebox and search/advanced search.

How it Works:
- In admin each category has a drop down menu that looks for group numbers you create.
- A new database table stores category_id and customers_cat_group relational data.

Note: There is no limitation/filter to enforce parent_id control - useful for hiding categories without disabling products.

- Category_id is set for default 0 so everyone can see the category until you change the Group ID.
- SQL included to add all existing categories to the new table.
- Filters are added to category tabs, category sidebox and search/advanced search to only display if category Group ID matches guest/logged in customer Group ID.

Related Uses:
Aside from hiding categories here and there, you could think it through a bit more...
- Without installing a full featured wholesale module you could simply create a wholesale customer group and keep all of the wholesale categories/products separate.
- Force all categories to have a Group ID != 0, no categories will show for guests - this would make it compatible with Customer Shop Status out of the box.
- Support tier membership, add categories for higher tiers.
- Hide seasonal categories/products.

This module is based on the updated v151 Display Specific Categories for a logged in Customer (single customer per category restriction)
-> These two modules can NOT be installed together, it would be redundant.

This module is NOT related to Category Specific Access Restriction (CSAR)
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.3, v1.5.4
Original Author twitchtoo
Last Updated by twitchtoo - 1 Feb 2015
Downloads 445

Version History

Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group   -   Version: 16a
Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group + Inherited Product Restriction
Version 16a for ZenCart v1.54
Feb.01.2015

This is the master package to install Twitch Restrict for ZC v1.54.
It was derived directly from the previously released ZC v1.53 package.

NEW - Inherited Product Restriction
NEW - Now filters restricted products on - new products, all products, featured products, specials, and upcoming products in the sideboxes and index pages.
NEW - Works with category tabs, category sidebox and search/advanced search.
NEW - Works with 'Categories Always Show on Main Page - 1 | True'

Optional
- Works with Twitch Master ID = 1 + Sales ID = 2
- Supports Encrypted Master Password - Login from Admin as Customer with Sales 2 ID

All instructions have been organized, line numbers updated for ZC v1.54, and it now includes Inherited Product Restriction.

Yes it is directly compatible with ZC v1.53 - line numbers will be out by 2 - 5 digits.

For anyone using ZC v1.51 - please use the previous Twitch versions 14x as the line numbers are too far off to track backwards.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.3, v1.5.4
Date Added 1 Feb 2015
Author twitchtoo
File Size 488.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 194
 
Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group   -   Version: 14c
Version 14.c for ZenCart v1.51:
- original unchanged Twitch Restrict 14a files in /Twitch_Restrict_14a_Files/
- original unchanged Twitch Restrict 14a instructions
- screenshots

What's New... Installation instructions for:
- Upgrading to 14b - Inherited Product Restriction
- Upgrading to 14c - Master ID = 1 + Sales ID = 2
- 4 Security Patches for 14c

And...
- If you have Advanced Search Plus 2.0 AND Twitch Restrict 14a - 14c installed I've included the fix in:
/FIX_Twitch_Restrict_14c_PLUS_Advanced_Search_Plus_2_0/FIX_Twitch_Restrict_14c_PLUS_Advanced_Search_Plus_2_0.txt

No new files were added, you must use the installation instructions and merge the updates properly.
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.1
Date Added 17 Feb 2014
Author twitchtoo
File Size 455.9 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 181
 
Twitch Restrict Categories by Customer or Group   -   Version: 14a
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Zen Cart® Versions v1.5.1
Date Added 15 Jan 2014
Author twitchtoo
File Size 453.5 KB
PHP 5.3 Safe? Yes
Downloads 70
 


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