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Yes, I suppose that is exactly what I would like.
If it can’t be done, I suppose we could just have a separate password protected page for the tutors not connected to bbpress.
Just trying to figure out a solution.
I was able to edit the functions file with your code. Thank you very much. I figured out how to change a role of a user to “tutor”.
I’m a little confused as to how I can achieve everything now.
Our first thing is that we want a private forum where our administrator can populate information for the tutors. This is the forum where we want our tutors to be able to view but we don’t want them to be able to add topics or reply. It’s an informational only forum.
The second thing is that we would like to have other forums where we would like the tutors to be able to interact with each other and with our admins.
Is this possible?
When I went to one of our private forums, logged in as a tutor with the “tutor role”, it still let me post something.
Do you want me to set you up with 2 different roles (an admin and a tutor) for you to see how it works. Not sure if you have a way for me to private message you with this.
I got stuck on your step: “Then drop this code into your (child)themes functions file.”
I haven’t been using a child theme. I looked up directions on how to create a child theme for the theme I’m using but when I activated that child theme, it removed all the customizations I have made to the template using the template’s layout features and built in Custom CSS area.
After searching Incentive’s forum some more, I saw this post:
It’s up to you and will depend on how you intend to use the theme. I don’t usually setup a child theme until it becomes necessary.
I’ll offer this word of caution. The way Incentive stores its data under a unique identifier based on the theme name, any theme specific settings will not show up in a child theme created after you’ve already started customizing. This means if you start building your site and create 20 custom layouts then later add a child theme you won’t see those layouts in the child theme admin. Each theme has its own set of data so it’s possible to have several installs of Incentive on one site with different settings. It’s not typical for a theme to do this but we find it much safer because it ensures you don’t get data crossover, ever, when there is another install of the theme on the same site.
What I’m saying, in a very long and complicated way is, if you think there is a chance you’ll need a child theme at some point, create it now and start working that way from the beginning. 🙂
So, now I’m thinking I can’t do what you want me to do… Any suggestions?
Thanks for your reply. Yes, let’s try this please.
Let me know what I need to do first.
To be more clear, I’m looking for an area to supply information to the tutors. We want them to be able to read the information we give them. We just don’t want them to leave replies. It’s an informational area only, not for open discussion.
We’d like to add a topic but just not allow replies.