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  • Josip 109 posts 428 karma points
    Feb 11, 2019 @ 16:12


    I have a task to create website with 2 types of member profiles ex. Standard profile and premium profile. This profiles after login can pick their categories and subcategories (one member can have many categories) created by admin in umbraco backofice. Also members should be able to create news.

    So i have many concerns about it, i would be happy if someone can answer at least on one my question.

    1. What would be the best aproach to create this member type profiles? Would it be to create same member type for both and then put them in different member groups, than if someone upgrade from standard to premium I can just change his member group?

    2. What about categories? I was thinking to make it like this for admin: enter image description here

    But then i dont know how to allow members to pick this categories in their profiles (i need directions about it pls).

    1. Than i dont have idea how to alow members to create news i think that it should be similar to 2nd question but I dont know how to connect members with document types and templates if that is possible.

    I realy like Umbraco and i would like to do this project in it but i am a bit confused when it comes to members and their profiles.


  • Josip 109 posts 428 karma points
    Feb 12, 2019 @ 13:02

    Anyone? I would really appreciate any help.


  • Andy Neil 6 posts 79 karma points c-trib
    Feb 13, 2019 @ 12:55
    Andy Neil

    Hi Josip,

    I'm glad you've chosen to look at Umbraco for your solution.

    Firstly it's a little important to get the terminology sorted as to members and users. When we talk about members this usually means front-end website users rather than people who use the Umbraco backoffice. (These are referred to as users). Umbraco uses pretty vanilla .net membership models so you can just look into the standard ways of using this, though you can customise the schema to suit your needs.

    I'm not entirely sure I understand the architecture of your proposed application but the fist thing I'd want to understand if you plan on letting people into the Umbraco backoffice or not.

    If yes, then you can achieve permissions based access using the groups which is covered in this blog post.

    If you don't want them in the backoffice then you can create them as members and write custom code using the ContentService to create and save the news articles to the content tree. This is well documented here.

    Cheers, Andy

  • Josip 109 posts 428 karma points
    Feb 13, 2019 @ 13:06

    Hello Andy,

    I am happy to see the answer on my question. I understund difference between users and members. I need members ( they will register and login on frontend ) to create their news, events etc.

    So probably ContentService is what i need but i was never in touch with it, is there any tutorial about it (maybe if i pay for umbraco tv) or maybe there is some example. I was searching a lot (more than 3 days) but I couldnt find anything or maybe i was searching on wrong place.



  • Steve Morgan 1022 posts 3186 karma points c-trib
    Feb 13, 2019 @ 13:45
    Steve Morgan


    Here's a super simple example. You'll obviously need to create some code to handle the who and where this is published.

    You need to change the parentNodeId, the alias of the document type you are creating (newsArticle?).

    var contentService = ApplicationContext.Current.Services.ContentService;
    var parentNodeId = 1234; // this would be your news or events container
    var newNode = contentService.CreateContent("My New Node Name", parentNodeId, "newsArticle", 0);
    newNode.SetValue("title", "Some News Title Or another");
    // rest of values set here
    // save and publish

    If you're still stuck there are videos on Umbraco.TV


  • Josip 109 posts 428 karma points
    Feb 26, 2019 @ 10:27

    Hi Steve,

    I am a bit late with answer, but this is what i needed. Also i got 1 free month of umbraco tv and I watched all videos. Now its all much more clearer to me.

    Big thanks

  • Steve Morgan 1022 posts 3186 karma points c-trib
    Mar 08, 2019 @ 14:21
    Steve Morgan

    Good news - you're very welcome!

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