Alternate Way to Restrict Users
What I want to do is have a few forums with different visibility and use functions. The problem is that every way I have found how to do this thus far requires me editing the user’s role, which is not what I want to do. This will quickly become too bloated for me. I would rather use some other kind of meta information.
The main reason is because I will something akin to the following:
-Most of the forums (100% visible to all members and public; only members may post)
-Special Forum (100% visible to all members and public; only SOME members may post)
-Restricted Completely Forum (0% visible to public and general members; SOME members may see and post)
It is important to mention that the members who can see the restricted areas are not necessarily admins or moderators. Also we use WP for all kinds of things aside from just bbPress and I heavily use User Role Editor already. I have, for example, two users who have a special role that allows them to edit items in the store. One of these users will eventually have access to the restricted forum; the other will not and will have no idea it exists. Neither of these users are moderators or admins on the fourm. You can see how at this point relying on user roles to accomplish this task is unrealistic.
What I wouldn’t mind doing is some kind of meta way of doing this. I have a few ideas but I wanted to ask if anybody else has done this or knows of a way to potentially do this before I start mucking around and potentially breaking things.
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