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Participants not seeing Widgets

  • trainspotta



    I have the newest version of WordPress and bbpress.

    My users with participant role can’t see the widgets for newest post, etc. Mods can. The forums are private.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.


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  • trainspotta


    Ok I just found out that participants can’t see ANY forums…



    Ok I did a little bit of testing.

    Categories and forums were private and only mods could see them.
    Now my forums are public but the categories are private. Now logged in members can use them but for visitors they are hidden. is this the correct way of using private?

    Is this the correct way of using private?

    Pretty much 🙂
    Private forums can only be seen by users who are registered and logged in.
    Hidden forums can only be seen by moderators and keymasters (and logged in).



    Hey there,

    I also thought that, but with the lates update private forums now are not visible to registered users anymore. only to mods and keymasters. or let me say the POSTS are not visible.

    the forum list is showing up, but when you klick on a forum, there are no posts anymore.

    help would be great!

    Thank you very much!

    @vogelwild I just tested this.

    * Created a new user, logged in, confirmed they had the bbPress Participant role
    * As admin created a Private and a Hidden Forum and a new topic & reply in each
    * Logged out and back in as the new user and they can see the private forum and both the topic and reply in that forum. They can’t see the Hidden forum because they don’t have access rights.

    This could also possibly be related to

    Can you try the workaround listed in that ticket:

    Don’t run the bbp_admin_repair_forum_visibility repair tool

    In the backend though edit the forum and updates it’s ‘visibility’ by:
    Change the forum visibility from private to public and save
    Change the forum visibility back to the original private status and save

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