I’m using WP 4.0 and the current bbpress with a twenty-ten theme. I expect the question I’m going to ask has already been covered by someone, somewhere, but I couldn’t find it – so apologies for that.
My forums are restricted to registered users of my site and, on the site itself, this works very well. A non-user tries to visit a forum and just gets a ‘page npt found’ message. Even if they enter a URL directly into their browser, in the form “http://www.site-name.org.uk/forums/forum/general-chat/” they still can’t access the forum.
The problem is this: This site also maintains a Facebook page, Twitter account and so on. Now, if a poster writes something along the lines of: “All members should read this post on our forums: http://www.site-name.org.uk/forums/topic/postname/”, then anyone clicking on this link will be taken to that post, regardless of whether they are members or whether they are logged-in to WP. And, once in, they can then browse the remaining topics/forums. This is undesirable and I would love to know if there’s away of preventing it. Setting permissions etc within WP seems pointless in this instance, as the visitors concerned are not members/users and are thus unaffected. Any help received with thanks.
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