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I saw this thread Check user is in User Group / Custom User Permissions had an idea. Can I use USER group to limit who can see the Author dropdown on the entries form? Is this even permitted the craft license. I really need to remove that field from view of two user groups. Also would be nice to be able to limit which fields a user has access to when creating an entry.

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You can use the Control Panel User Group plugin to automatically add special classes to the <body> tag in the CP.

Once those classes are in place, it's easy to use CSS or JavaScript to hide fields from certain user groups (or trigger other behavior based on user group status).

* Disclaimer: I'm the author of all of those plugins. :)

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Both of those are on the to-do list. In the meantime your best bet would be to write a plugin that conditionally hides those fields via Javascript.

  • I went ahead and developed a user experience using frontend forms etc. I would recommend this to folks in my position. I locked down CP for admins only. Even my editorial staff is making use of frontend forms and custom plugins. – David A McInnis Sep 30 '14 at 4:33

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