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  • digiblogger


    Hello Everybody.

    I hope you understand my “german Englisch”.

    I tried many many membership and capability plugins to empower bbpress. But with no success.
    This is because bbpress has capabilities, but don´t used them the right way.

    I am not a developer, so I don´t know, if everything I suggest is possible or not. But I know, for some of these features, that it worked for former versions of bbpress with plugins that are outdated for years.

    What bbpress really needs are capabilities in this way (marking new capabilites with (*)):
    When talking about forums, I mean forums and categories.




    can_create_topic_in_forum (*)
    can_edit_owntopic_in_forum (*)
    can_edit_anytopic_in_forum (*)
    can_delete_owntopic_in_forum (*)
    can_delete_anytopic_in_forum (*)


    can_create_reply_in_forum (*)
    can_edit_ownreply_in_forum (*)
    can_edit_anyreply_in_forum (*)
    can_delete_ownreply_in_forum (*)
    can_delete_anyreply_in_forum (*)


    Capabilites to create, edit, delete, move or split forums, threads and replies.

    With these capabilites, bbpres itself or every capability addon could add members or groups to forums and categories.

    This would make bbpress more like full featured forum software (vbulletin, burning board, phpbb and other) than it ever was.

    I asked a developer a long time ago, how long it would take to build an extension or add this to the bbpress core features.

    He said something like: BBPress is well coded. I think, adding these capabilities and rules to forums, adding some metaboxes for assigning groups, members or capabilites to forums post types.. I think a good developer could do this in no time.

    Well… he is specialized in another section of wordpress plugins and not interested in creating for bbpress. But I think, every wordpress user and forum lover would love these features.

    And I think, this is also a great way to prevent spam in forums. on non-english websites, most spam plugins block users that are definetly no spammers, because they search for things, that are not present in non english languages.

    Hoping for feedback and… hope this can be realized.

    Plugins I tried:
    – press permit
    – advanced access manager
    – advanced capabilites manager
    – s3members
    – members
    – and many many more (used keyword in wp repo: bbpress, member, access, restrict, capability, capablites, read, write, permission and more)

    Hope for positive feedback


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  • All vast majority of your sugestions are already included in bbPress 2.x

    See this codex doc for an overview of bbPress’ roles and capabilities 🙂



    This is absolutely not correct.
    There is no a single capability, allowing to restrict anybody for anything on “per forum base”.

    You can allow or restrict creating, writing, replying (…) for specific rules.

    But you can not create somthing like that:

    Forum 1
    Guests: Allowed to view, but not to create or answer
    Members: Allowed to view, allowed to answer, but not to create
    Moderators: Allower to view, answer and create

    Forum 2
    Guests: Not allowed to view, create or answer
    Members: Allowed to view, create an answer
    Moderators: Allowed to view, anwer and create

    Forum 3
    Guest: Not alowerd to view, create, answer
    Members: Allowed to reply, but not to view or create
    Moderators: Allowed to create, view and reply.

    Capabilities on per Forum base would make bbpress an absolutely perfect forum solution.

    Example 1:
    Allow to create Groups.
    Set permissions for groups on per forum.

    Example 2:
    Allow to set permissions for all existing groups on per forum base.

    The capabilities that are included allow only general permissions/restrictions.
    You can not have different capabilities for every group on per forum base.


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