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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
15455Bug reportsTheme editorpublic2021-02-08 19:12
Reporterrbaier Assigned Tocdorin  
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version3.19.2 
Summary15455: Survey admin can change template options of standard templates/core themes

A survey administrator can choose a template for her survey.
In the dropdown list "Template" in "General survey settings" she will see only those templates, a superadmin has given "template permissions" to her Limesurvey account (or she will see all templates, if the superadmin gave her account the "Permission to view/read templates").

So lets say she chose the template "fruity" for her survey. She is not allowed to modify this theme, even if the superadmin gave her account "Permission to create, view, update, delete, export and import templates", because "fruity" is a standard theme/core theme ("If you want to modify it you can extend it").

Nevertheless she can change the "theme options" of this core theme: "Survey settings -> Theme options -> Simple options -> Inherit everything: No". This is even possible with no "Permission to create, view, update, delete, export and import templates" at all.

I think that a survey admin normally expects a standard theme/core theme (like "fruity") to be unchangeable. So, if you choose "fruity" then you expect to get the original "fruity" theme and not a theme that was edited by some other user.

TagsNo tags attached.
Complete LimeSurvey version number (& build)3.19.2+191017
I will donate to the project if issue is resolvedNo
Sync to Zoho Project
BrowserFirefox 70
Database & DB-VersionMySQL 5.5.62-0ubuntu0.14.04.1-log
Server OS (if known)
Webserver software & version (if known)Apache
PHP Version7.07




2020-03-05 19:01

manager   ~56328

Hey there!
Are there any risks for an admin to allow his/her user to "not" inherit everything and quickly customize the survey? Perhaps something can be done in LS4 since we have global and group survey settings. But nothing will be changed in LS3.



2020-03-06 09:53

reporter   ~56347

Sorry, i did not describe the problem correctly. What i wanted to say is that a user having permissions to modify themes can change core themes at the global level (e.g. insert his/her own logo). This affects the surveys of other users where this core theme is used.
What I would like to suggest is that global changes to core themes may only be made by Superadmin.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-24 12:32 rbaier New Issue
2020-03-05 19:01 cdorin Assigned To => cdorin
2020-03-05 19:01 cdorin Status new => feedback
2020-03-05 19:01 cdorin Note Added: 56328
2020-03-06 09:53 rbaier Note Added: 56347
2020-03-06 09:53 rbaier Status feedback => assigned
2021-02-04 10:15 cdorin Status assigned => new
2021-02-08 19:12 cdorin Priority none => low
2021-02-08 19:12 cdorin Status new => closed
2021-02-08 19:12 cdorin Resolution open => won't fix