Admin lost ability to set permissions for global areas/blocks after upgrading to 220.127.116.11 user found helpful
After upgrading to 18.104.22.168, this access separation is intact. But... Administrators suddenly lost an ability to set permissions for these global areas (or blocks contained within). See attached screenshot - I'm logged as administrator, but I don't see Set Permissions item in the Area or Block-level menu anymore! I still get this item for local areas on all pages though - but not for global ones.
Can someone shed some light on this situation? Is it a bug or a change in Global Area permission handling in 22.214.171.124 (ATM of writing, the documentation of advanced permissions has not been updated to reflect changes in 126.96.36.199)? Any known fixes?
Thanks in advance.
"You can set permissions on these areas, you just can't do it from the front-end. Head into Dashboard > Stacks and Blocks > Stacks and find the list of global areas. Then, click on the global area there and you should see a permissions button. You can set permissions for the stack there."
Upgrades should not silently break existing functionality.
What's the real reason of a such change ? The link included in this thread points to nowhere as many of them dated on 2012 or earlier.