To adjust the plugin permissions:
- Go to your forum's Admin Control Panel
- Go to Plugins
- Go to Manage
On the next page you'll see a list of plugins that are currently installed on your forum. In the plugin list look for the Permissions heading. Below this heading you'll find an Edit button listed for each plugin that is currently installed on your forum. Click on the Edit button for the corresponding plugin that you would like to adjust permissions for and you should see a pop-up display with the following options:
Who can view this plugin: This option restricts the use of the installed plugin based on a member's status on your forum. When set to everyone, the actions of the installed plugin will be applied for everyone that visits your forum, including guests that are not logged into an account. If it's set to Members & Staff then the behavior of the installed plugin will only be applied for members that are logged into their account, including staff members. Setting this to Staff will apply the behavior of the installed plugin to just forum staff members that are logged into their account. Choosing Custom will display a new option below allowing you to choose a member rank. This will allow you to specify a minimum member rank a member has to achieve before the plugin behavior will be applied to those members.
And members in the groups: This option allows you to specify any member groups for members that should be able to use the installed plugin. For example, you could make a plugin so that only Staff can use it, but you can select additional member groups that are not a "staff" member group so that those members have access to the plugin as well.
Except members in the groups: This option will allow you to specify any member groups for members that you don't want to be able to use the installed plugin. For example, you could make a plugin so that Everyone can use it, but restrict specific member groups here from being able to use the plugin.
The plugin will only be applied to the following themes: This section will allow you to enable a plugin to be used on some themes on your forum, but not others. You can use the "Select All" or "Select None" buttons to select all or none of the themes listed below, or you can check / un-check the boxes listed next to your theme names to enable or disable the plugin for those specific themes.
When finished, click the "Done" button in the lower-right hand corner of the pop-up window to save your changes. You should also notice the two images found to the right of the "Edit" button change based on the permissions you have modified.