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  • Hey everyone,

    I’m trying to do 3 things.

    1. I want posts inactive longer then a set time to not be propagated to the Latest Discussions on the forum Index.

    2. I want hidden private forums to not show up on the Latest Discussion list unless they would normally be allowed to see it.

    3. I want the forum name to show up in another column in the Latest Discussion list.

    I’m using the Private Forums plug-in, and Latest Discussion is only visible on my site from bbpress/index.

    For 1. I found a plug-in but it’s no longer supported and I couldn’t clean up the Syntax error myself.

    For 2 I can find nothing.

    For 3 using another forum post I’ve already edited my templates to include the extra column and I almost see how to do it myself, but I can’t see where to get the name of the forum from the topic.

    As always, thank you for whatever help you can offer.

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  • For 3, from the Genealog√≠as theme:

    function gs_topic_forum_link() {
    global $topic;
    if ($topic) {
    echo '<a href="' . get_forum_link($topic->forum_id) . '">' . get_forum_name($topic->forum_id) . '</a>';


    For the private forums, i do the following (considering only one private forum, having id 22):

    add_filter('get_posts_where', 'ryuuko_staff_where_posts');

    function ryuuko_staff_where_posts($where) {
    if (!bb_is_user_logged_in() || !bb_current_user_can('moderate')) {
    $where .= " AND p.forum_id <> '22' ";
    return $where;

    add_filter('get_topics_where', 'ryuuko_staff_where_topics');
    function ryuuko_staff_where_topics($where) {
    if (!bb_is_user_logged_in() || !bb_current_user_can('moderate')) {
    $where .= " AND t.forum_id <> '22' ";
    return $where;

    add_filter('get_forums', 'ryuuko_staff_forums');
    function ryuuko_staff_forums($forums) {
    if (!bb_is_user_logged_in() || !bb_current_user_can('moderate')) {
    $forum_key = -1;
    foreach ($forums as $key => $forum)
    if (intval($forum->forum_id) == 22) {
    $forum_key = $key;
    return $forums;

    add_action('bb_forum.php_pre_db', 'ryuuko_forum_redirect');
    function ryuuko_forum_redirect($forum_id) {
    if (!bb_is_user_logged_in() || !bb_current_user_can('moderate')) {
    if ($forum_id == 22)
    bb_die("You can't see this!");



    I was looking to do #3 as well. This solution works like a champ. Thanks!



    Do not use the Private Forums plugin, it has not been updated in awhile and has bugs.

    Use my Hidden Forums plugin instead. The code above is not sufficient in itself.

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