There are several instances where I want to remove some buttons, inputs, tabs, etc on various screens for non-admin users. For instance, on the Event Search screen in this template

CRM/Event/Form/Search.extra.tpl I have

//remove smart group creation
CRM.$(function remove_smart_group_creation($) {
 $('#task option[value=12]').remove();

//remove group add contacts
CRM.$(function remove_group_add_contacts($) {
 $('#task option[value=2]').remove();

//remove delete participants
CRM.$(function remove_delete_participants($) {
 $('#task option[value=4]').remove();

How could I exempt the administrator role?


Are they in the administrators group? Since then you might be able to do something like (untested):

CRM.api3('GroupContact', 'get', {
  "contact_id": "user_contact_id", // use this exact string to mean current user
  "group_id": "Administrators"
}).then(function(result) {
  if (result.count == 0) {
    // Not in the admin group
    // ** do your removal stuff here **

There is also CRM.checkPerm() to check a CMS permission. See e.g. https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-core/blob/5.18.4/templates/CRM/Tag/Page/Tag.tpl#L123, e.g. CRM.checkPerm('administer reserved tags')

if (!CRM.checkPerm("administer CiviCRM")) {
  // do your removal stuff
  • I am not familiar with the administrators group. It says 0 records are in it. But I tested with both admin and non-admin roles and it did not apply my jQuery. – Andy Burns Oct 24 '19 at 1:48
  • Oh ok. Do you mean administrator role in the CMS (e.g. Drupal)? Or a civi ACL maybe? – Demerit Oct 24 '19 at 1:49
  • I mean the administrator role in WP, not using ACL's. Using that group method would be fine but I worry that users could somehow add to that group? Seems like an obvious loophole. That group is only for ACL usage I assume. Alternatively, I have 4 non-admin user civi groups that all non-admins get put into I could apply the code to. – Andy Burns Oct 24 '19 at 1:54
  • I updated answer to include CRM.checkPerm(), to check a CMS permission. – Demerit Oct 24 '19 at 2:03
  • Sorry, I am not able to put that all together... – Andy Burns Oct 24 '19 at 2:10

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