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Avatar jj.spelman asked

Can general public add products to catalog?

I am looking to set up a website/product catalog that allows any business to sell machinery on this one site.

I understand the front end submissions aspect as I have built three sites with Zoo that allow admins to upload properties to a property management website, but not the general public.

Is it possible, with Zoo, to allow this type of functionality?

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Avatar thomas.p Support Online answered

My plan is to allow folks to submit products, as mentioned. but have the admin approve them before publishing. So they can try to weed out the spam, as graham mentioned, should any be submitted. Is this doable?

For a public submission with admin approval just leave the out the State element from the submission layout. ZOO submission have to be approved by admins per default. They'll get an email notification with a link to the backend to approve the submitted item. The Access Level for the submission can be set to Public in the Edit-Submission-Panel of the ZOO administration.

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My other related question was whether or not they would be able to submit without being a member or having to sign up first.

Access Level Public means you don't have to register. See for example my test submission form. Anyone can submit, but I have to approve it first. Note that public submission will always be displayed as submitted by Guest and can never use the Trusted Mode for text areas (that is, they can't submit unfiltered HTML).

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Avatar graham.styles answered

Just a thought, if you allow the general public to upload to your shop/list you are going to be selling allot of viagra / dating etc on your site.

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Avatar thomas.p Support Online answered

Hi jj.spelman,

you can add the Element State to your submission layout to allow public users to publish their submitted items directly or later (in combination with Publish Up Date). You might also need the element Frontpage if you want the submitted item to be displayed on the ZOO frontpage (if instead you use, for example, Widgetkit to display ZOO items, you don't need this). This way you don't have to approve the submissions and the submitted items can directly be seen.

Kind regards
Thomas

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Avatar jj.spelman answered

Thanks, Thomas. My plan is to allow folks to submit products, as mentioned. but have the admin approve them before publishing. So they can try to weed out the spam, as graham mentioned, should any be submitted. Is this doable?

My other related question was whether or not they would be able to submit without being a member or having to sign up first.

Also, I do plan to use WidgetKit on the site's home page to pull the latest submissions into a slide show. Love that feature!

Thanks!

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