Could any one give me some ideas on what i need to check please?
I wish i could just show the site, but of course it' for my company, so I can't, but I have a menu bar at top of my page home, contact, meet the authors, books;
Under "Meet the authors", i have several authors, I created an authors content type and have one for each author. When you hover over "Meet the Authors" you see the drop-down list/sub-menus of the authors - only five of them now.
so using panels and views, when you click of "meet the authors" you see a list of the authors on the page and can click in for more detail.
Using the access control module, I only want this link to appear for anonymous users, once logged-in, this link should disappear but the link will not hide itself after login, but here is what's really odd, the sub-links which are the authors, those links/sub-menu do/does hide when the user logs in and only displays for the anonymous user
so for example, this enable menu should appear for the anonymous user
Meet the authors - ----Kim Fields - ----Tony Bruewer - ----Harris Carlton - ----John Brown
and should be completely hidden for the authenticated user, but what is happening though, upon login, the user sees the parent menu: Meet the authors
but the sub menus have hidden themselves as they should, i just can't get the parent menu to hide itself.
I have checked the access control to make sure I have selected things properly. I even created test content type and menus to test and everything worked, so I assume there is something different, but I just can't see what and where.
Any ideas and guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Notes: the parent menu about [Meet the authors] is pointing to a panel page that contains a view to display the list of authors. I do not have access setting on the panel.
More Information: So for my own sanity, I slowly created another content type, a view for that content type and a panel page. Saved, cleared cache, ran cron. Change settings in control access module. Here is what I now see-- The sub-menus of the parent menu [Meet the authors]are following the authentication rule, the top menu just displays all the time. I create this mention from the Structure->Menus navigation. So the top menu item is pointing to the panel whereas the sub-menu items are actually the content types.
Still more Info: Here is what I think the issue that I still have not found a way around. I create the view, create the panel, place the view in the panel, give the panel page a normal menu entry. So that is my menu item that appears. If I click on that top parent link, it takes me to the panel with my view, but the menu item won't display/hide as needed. So i realized that the menu I am creating in the panel has nothing to do with the content type and the content type is needed to manage the access control module. So I go into my content type, change one of it's types and change the menu to point to the panel url I created. Well when I do that, that url is assigned to that content type node, not panel, but the menu item does, now, display/hide based on the selection from the access control module.
Can anyone give me a way around this? What i think I need is a way to point one of my node content types to the panel. Does this make sense. I love Drupal, but sometimes...