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  • Hey there,

    I want to prevent users from creating new topics on my forum. I have everything synced with my WP installation, so new topics are created automatically with every new post.

    I guess I just want to remove the links from the forum template/theme to create new topics…is this possible?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    Best Regards,

    Adam

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  • actually I guess there is probably more to it than just removing the link…oh well if anyone has any ideas let me know :)

    This plugin should do just that!

    http://bbpress.org/plugins/topic/read-only-forums/

    looks promising but says it’s only compatible up to version 0.9 and I have 1.0. :/

    Maybe I’ll try it out anyway

    yeah it doesn’t work. :( oh well

    all I want to do is prevent all users from starting topics on all forums, but still allow all new posts to from my blog to be imported via bb-sync and allow people to reply to them.

    If you found out how to do this ….I’d love to know the answer. I’m trying to set up a penny stock board but having mostly new topics will not work.

    On this forum were on now…you go to a topic and it has a reply box at the bottom. On my board when you click on a topic it shows a box to start a new topic? I tried playing around with the sub categories but then replies can’t be added ro posts there…I don’t know the answer. pennyforums.com


    buddha trance
    Member

    @buddha-trance

    What you can do, is edit forum.php of your theme files and edit out

    <?php post_form(); ?>

    it’s at the very end, just before the call for the footer. This will display only the topics.

    You also edit, in both forum.php and front-page.php

    <th><?php _e('Topic'); ?> — <?php bb_new_topic_link(); ?></th>

    to become

    <th><?php _e('Topic'); ?></th>

    This should do it.

    thank you

    I did this (with shaky nervous fingers) and taa daa!!! it worked. They can still click on “hot tags” and create a new topic but that’s okay…they don’t see it EVERT time now. Thanks again….


    buddha trance
    Member

    @buddha-trance

    @mrsparex – I see, there was one more! :-)

    You can edit tag-single.php the same way as before, on these lines:

    <th><?php _e('Topic'); ?> — <?php bb_new_topic_link(); ?></th>

    <?php post_form(); ?>

    thank you bro


    Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    You could always use Role Manager and disable “Make new topics” for Members.


    Michael
    Member

    @michael888

    I somehow managed to download the Read only forums plugin. Forgot how/where.

    You can grab it from my server: http://www.inniosoft.co.cc/bbpress/plugins/read-only-forums.zip

    The only thing I found was that it didn’t remove the header (“New Topic in this Forum”) for read only forums. Oh well – it still works, which is grand.

    :)


    softechnos
    Member

    @softechnos

    Hey Guys,

    I am using the latest version of bbpress and I want to stop users to create topics.


    Leezig
    Participant

    @leezig

    This seems to do the trick…

    Bbpress Protected Forums

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