Trevor Green (@trevogre)

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  • I have the members plugin install and modified subscribers to see hidden forums.

    This didn’t work.

    Hidden seems more appropriate than private. Private tags a forum with Private:. Which I don’t understand at all.

    It seems like you have forums that you apply access control to for different roles and they should either see them or not see them depending on the roles.

    I understand that you can use the members plugin. And that you could potentially setup different roles with different access levels based upon the existing permissions.

    But as I mention above setting “read_hidden_forums” on subscriber didn’t allow the subscriber to see or read a hidden forum.

    I don’t have that role set to access anything private. So maybe hidden is a subset of private? I’ll try turning on private access on subscriber.

    If hidden works as suspected it seems appropriate to have public be accessable by anyone on the site and hidden for everyone else.

    Private would see appropriate, but if 99% of your forums are private its pretty lousy to see a “private:” tag in front of all of them. There appears to be no setting in the bbPress settings to disable that.

    I’m not sure what the use case is for bbPress, but it seems pretty narrowly defined to very public forums. Not to a more layered scenario, where you can define role based access to each role for different forums and alter visibilty.

    Am i missing something. Is there a forum category based access control method?

    I haven’t jumping into plugins because I’m trying to use the 2.x plugin version and since its still beta I’m not confident that there is anything stable out there. There doesn’t even seem to be a way to post photos so it appears to need lots of addons.

    Once I can figure out what it is supposed to do I may take the plunge to write some.

    I apologize if this post is grumbly, I’m excited about bbPress as a plugin, I’m just dismayed that I’m needing it before the final release and the plugin community piles on to make it better.

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