I have the administrator account on my Magento shop and would like to prevent users with fewer rights to create categories.

If I go to Configuration>Permissions>Roles and strip a certain user role of the rights to manage categories, user will not be able to temper with them at all. I still want them to edit descriptions, images etc.

Is there any other way of how to:

  • deny the right to create a category?

  • deny the right to change sorting order of categories (using drag&drop)?

If I should do it programmatically, where do you suggest I start?

Thank you in advance for your help.


There are some extensions. Take a look at:




The first one i check and you could write your own rights to catalog.

Hope it helps

edit: by the way, if you want to make it by your own, check alan manuals about permisions.

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