Just set the forum to private in
Dashboard>forums>edit forum and set visibility to’private’
Then only logged in users will see the forum
If you instead go to Dashboard>Forums>Edit and a set “Visibility” to “Hidden”, the forum is still visible (listed) to a user with the Forum Role of “Participant” (although they cannot visit the forum).
Can you confirm? This isn’t the expected, default bbPress behavior for a “Hidden” forum according to forum visibility documentation.
By “default” I mean bbPress without “bbp Private Forums” installed. I understand you are the author (awesome job!). If “Hidden” actually hid a forum, I wouldn’t require “bbp Private Forums” and I’d skip the need to donate to you :).
visbility hidden should make a forum only visible to moderators and keymasters
If you are not seeing that then it could be a theme or plugin issue
As a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, and see if this fixes.
If that doesn’t work, also deactivate all plugins apart from bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.
Then come back
As soon as “bbPress private forums” is enabled, all “Hidden” forums are listed (visible), even when “Click to activate forum visibility” is off.
For my use case, I’d like to use the “Remove Private prefix” option, but no other options are needed.
Correction, As soon as “bbPress private forums” is Activated…
private forums overrides bbpress, and you would simply need to make any ‘hidden’ forums only accessible to a group that say contains admins.
I think this still works
Remove Private: label prefix
Put this in your child theme’s function file – or use
I can confirm the quoted method works using bbPress 2.6 RC 7.
I’m grateful for the help.