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filtering private forums from [bbp-forum-index] shotcode

  • paragbhagwat


    Hello All,

    I am creating a page which has a short code [bbp-forum-index] and i wanted to know if there is a way to filter out all private forums since this page is only supposed to show public forums.


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  • Hi,

    Using the shortcode should only show the forums you are allowed to see.
    As administrator/moderator you could see the private ones in the list.
    As participant you should not be able to see it.

    Did you test the access from a user in the ‘participant’ role ?

    Thanks, Pascal.



    That’s where i am getting confused. Let’s say i have the following public forums


    and a group called private group 1 which has a private forum D.

    When a non logged in user visits the site he correctly sees only A,B,C but if testuser1 logs in who does not have access to private group 1 goes to forums he sees A,B,C and D. When he clicks on Forum D it says its private.

    Is that how bbpress Forums work?





    Those are hidden forums.


    In bbPress a private forums posts should only show if the user is logged in. If you have a BuddyPress group and it is private the posts should only be visible if the user is logged in and a member. The users are able to see the title of the private group that may want to join.

    IF you want, change to a hidden group where only members can be invited to the group to see the content. You should be able to keep it as a private forum as well.

    Make sure to run the repair tools one at a time after you have made your choice on what you want exactly. The repair tools are in Tools > Forums. I know there is one exactly for BuddyPress Groups and one for private and hidden forums, but just running the repair tools once in a while is not a bad thing to do.

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