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  • childofnewlight
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    @childofnewlight

    After having exhaustively searched for the last few nights for information on this topic, I have not been able to find an answer.

    I’m currently using the most up-to-date versions of both WP and bbPress. My current website uses Joomla, rokbridge, and phpbb3.

    However, I’m trying to setup a new site based on WordPress and bbPress seems like an awesome alternative to having to mess around with forum bridges for phpbb3.

    I was well on my way to adopting bbPress as our new forum software. Successfully imported the phpbb forum. Just fixing things up after the import like setting categories and moving forums around into their proper place. Then I realized that private forums were now public.

    ‘No problem’, I though. I went to each forum settings to be amazingly disappointed that there was only three options: hidden, private, and open.

    With our current phpbb setup I can create a group. Add people to it. Then go to the forum (or their group) and give them permission to see the group.

    This is especially important as we are a Christian gaming clan. We have a private guild forum that allows members of our clan to discuss things privately amongst each other (like private vent login info). We also have an officer forum that lets us candidly discuss potential applicants.

    I would like to allow officers access to certain forums. Guild members to certain other forums. As far as I can tell, bbpress excludes this very basic ability.

    I tried using the Members plugin for WordPress that is suppose to have bbpress integration. It wouldn’t work properly. At times it wouldn’t allow a role to see certain forums and other times it didn’t matter what permissions were set, it’d see it anyway.

    I’m going to look at support for the Members mod, but it seems kind of silly that this wouldn’t be an integral part of a modern forum software.

    Unless I’m missing something, I’ll have to stick with messing around with phpbb for now.

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    @trymedo – ok try this version, it should determine if it is the resultant list being queried, or the process of getting to the list that is causing issues. Basically it does your suggested post__not_in.

    http://www.rewweb.co.uk/private-groups-tom-test/

    This is only for Tom, and is just a testing version

    latest live version is here

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/bbp-private-groups/


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    I believe this is an issue for anyone since even non-logged-in users would be able to see this topic if they had the URL for it, which could be generated from a sitemap or something – yet to be confirmed.

    just re-tested this, and no they get a 404 error or whatever page you send then to in the settings


    Tom Dyer
    Participant

    @trymedo

    @robin-w The new test doesn’t appear to have fixed the problem, I still can’t view a topics page without it returning a big white screen… so I guess this suggests that the post__not_in doesn’t make a difference, right?


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ummm, yes it doesn’t make a difference.

    So now I’m not sure if running my bit is causing the blank screen, or running a wp-query that large with any ‘post__in’ or ‘post__not_in’ causes an issue. I could prove that by breakimng the execution at that point, but am struggling to see how it breaks it. Another think time I feel ! I’ll come back when I’ve done that.

    Or we could return to limiting the number displayed. ok so your pagination will be out, ie it’ll say ’1-20 of 1550′ topics not ’1-20 of 155000 topics’, but who does a topic list and goes beyond the first say 4 pages???

    what do you think?


    Tom Dyer
    Participant

    @trymedo

    It’s certainly an idea… I’ll have a think about it too and see if I can come up with any ideas.


    marianne78
    Participant

    @marianne78

    Hi, thank you very much for your plugin. It works – except for the forums page which shows up blank with the ‘oops no forums found’ message. When I disactivate your plugin the forums showup again normally. I am using the headwaythemes…the site is tomateketchup.com . Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am only interested in private forums – I don’t want to go the buddypress route.
    THanks!


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    @marianne78 not quite sure what you are saying.

    Can you detail
    how many forums you have,
    whether they are all private,
    when the message appears (eg when not logged in),
    whether you are using a forum page with bbp-index in it,
    what settings you have for dashboard>settings>bbp private groups in forum visibility settings and general settings

    Thanks

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