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Private and hidden forums (solution)


  • blueorange
    Member

    @blueorange

    Ok, so my problem has been restricting a certain role to read private forums. No matter what I did the topics in the private forum weren´t visible.

    This was fixed as soon as I added the read_hidden_forums() capability. I assume that is not normal since the forums are set to <i>private</i> and not <i>hidden</i>.

    Anyway, thought I´d share that with the rest.

    Great plugin :-)

    B

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  • John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Can you elaborate a little bit more? You’re saying that even by giving them ‘read_private_forums’ they were still not able to view private forums?

    To put it another way, the caps aren’t matching up to the forum type?


    blueorange
    Member

    @blueorange

    Correct. Only admins could read the private forums.


    Adam
    Member

    @adam_wordpress

    why would you want this? use buddy press to create groups and set one to private. Forums should be open and transparent.


    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Staff forums, moderator forums, or maybe you want a plugin to create caps on the fly per-forum like BuddyPress. Lot’s of reasons why.


    Adam
    Member

    @adam_wordpress

    I suppose. I just think forums should be open and transparent.


    spaghetti
    Member

    @spaghetti

    Transparency is one of the reasons why we’re here.


    RichardWantsToKnow
    Member

    @richardwantstoknow

    Not all forums should be open and transparent. What if you want a forum to discuss something like a medical condition and need to provide personal data. That personal data is protected by HIIPA. Or, if you are wanting a communication forum for a patent-pending product? Or, an internal intranet use?

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