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Hide “New Topic” Form on Certain Pages

  • bradm413


    bbPress Version 2.6.9
    WP version 5.8.2

    I have searched and haven’t found an exact case like what I’m looking for. I would like to hide the “New Topic” form that displays when using this shortcode:

    [bbp-single-forum id=$forum_id] – Display a single forums topics. eg. [bbp-single-forum id=32]

    See screenshot here:

    Is this something I’ll need to do with custom coding, or is there a plugin or another simple way to achieve this?

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  • Robin W


    so do you want to hide the new topic form every time this particular forum displays (easier), or just for this particular shortcode on a page (more difficult) ?



    Ideally, I would like to dynamically hide this New Topic form, based on my needs. Since that is the more difficult path, can you just give me a high-level idea of where to start? I have built a local unpublished plugin before, so I can go down that route if I need to.

    And the for the easier option, how would I just hide it every time for now?


    Robin W


    Untested, but find

    transfer this to your pc and edit

    change line 31


    <?php if ( bbp_current_user_can_access_create_topic_form() ) : ?>


    <?php if ( bbp_current_user_can_access_create_topic_form() && (bbp_get_forum_id() != '2927') ) : ?>

    and save

    where 2927 is the forum you don’t want to show the form for

    then create a directory on your theme called ‘bbpress’
    ie wp-content/themes/%your-theme-name%/bbpress

    where %your-theme-name% is the name of your theme

    Then transfer the file you saved above and put in in the directory called bbpress that you created above, so you end up with

    bbPress will now use this template instead of the original

    If you want multiple forums, you could create and array and test against that



    Thanks for the reply here, and sorry for my late one.

    I’ve been working on this, and I think it will fit my needs better to prevent certain user types from being able to create new topics in this particular forum. Is that something that’s easier to do?

    I have BuddyPress installed, and right now I have Group Types defined. So maybe all users in a certain BuddyPress Group cannot create new topics for this particular forum.

    I could create Member Types in BuddyPress if that’s better to use.



    Sorry, I will also clarify that I’m going to use your method of hiding the form in some cases, too. I just want to make sure certain user types are not creating new topics in this certain forum (i.e. by manually typing in the URL to do so).

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