So I am trying to hide (or disable) a field in the "Edit Entry" view in the CP.

I know how to test a user group :
{% if currentUser.isInGroup('groupHandle') %}

But I cannot find a hook in Craft Doc to change the rendering of my field ? Perhaps with getInputHtml()? But I dont understand exactly how...


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OK so here is my solution :
1/ define a custom permission for user groups

public function registerUserPermissions()
    return array(
        'updateTopNews' => array('label' => Craft::t('Update Top News')),

2/ simply add css to hide the field when user has not the permission in my plugin init function

 public function init () {

    $user = craft()->userSession->getUser();
    if ( craft()->request->isCpRequest() && $user ) {

        if ( !$user->can('updateTopNews') ) {
            craft()->templates->includeCss('#fields-topNews-field { display: none; }');
  • 2
    You better don't tell them, they can give themselves the "permission" with the web inspector tools. ;)
    – carlcs
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 5:14
  • Yeah dont worry my user are not tech savy no prob on that ! :) Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 11:59

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