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Creating Private Topics


  • malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    Good afternoon,

    I am currently working on my website which utilises BBpress for it’s key function. I have set all of the forums to private so that only users can visit them. I am now currently trying to prevent a category of user from being able to access other user’s posts.

    I am using the user role editor plugin to do this, which allows me to prevent people from reading private topics. Sounds easy enough, but how do I set topics (as opposed to forums) to private?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    so is this just a specific topic or topics you are trying to hide?

    and when you say ‘access’ do you mead read?

    I’d suggest you look at my private groups plugin, just set all the forums you need to to a group, and all the ‘normal’ users to this group, and they will see these.

    Don’t set the category of user to this group, and they won’t see posts from these forums

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


    malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    Hi Robin, thank you for your reply.

    I want all topics to be hidden, so that the user cannot read the topic, with the exception of those created by the user. It is important that the user is able to access the forum and create topics in each, but is not able to see topics created by other users.

    Looking at the plug in you mentioned, I’m not sure it will be able to accommodate for this?


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    no it won’t help

    so you will have

    several forums
    registered users
    forums only seen by registered users
    in each forum, a user can only see topics topics created bv himself
    presumably he will see replies to those topics created by moderators/admins?
    so moderators/admins able to see all topics and respond?


    malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    Sorry for my delayed response.
    In a nutshell, yes.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    ok, and can user publish replies to his own topics?


    malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    Ideally yes, although it isn’t necessary.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    hmm, just been thinking about this.

    Displaying topics and replies would require some filters, but stopping widgets/searches etc. from picking up these topics would require much more.

    In effect it would be my private groups plugin re-written to topic level.

    Lots of code I think, and beyond time I currently have available.


    malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    I may look into that, although I must admit I have very basic knowledge of code.

    Thank you for all of your consideration.


    malburke
    Participant

    @malburke

    Just an update, I now believe I am going to change a few functions of my site, in which case your plug-in offers the perfect solution.

    Thanks again!


    webjojom
    Participant

    @webjojom

    Hello Robin W,

    I was reading this post and I am looking for this feature.
    I have a bbpress forum where I would like where we are in a forum each user can only see his topic.
    I am using bbpress like a customer support and when a user post a topic in “private” mode, I would like he’s the only one user he can see the topic with another group like moderator or other (defined in Bbpress Private Group).

    Could you tell me if it’s possible to do this with your plugin?

    Best Regards,

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