Replies become public in search results but in private forum
I have recently created a bbpress forum in a WordPress website. Being used to phpbb I have faced a few issues that seem to be not standard in bbpress or missing but found ways around it. Here comes my issue in place….there is a private forum in the forum, the off topic one where people introduce themselves. This topic is hidden when nog logged in…so far so good. Because the forum is closed, all topics and replies are safe….at least I thought. Until I added the search in forum plugin and realized that all replies made in the private forum/topic where still public?!
As the users enter the reply in the frontend there are not add ons and one should expect that when a parent forum is private that all in the forum is safe. Not I guess? Or is there a way to get this configured?
I found a temporary way around it for now (next to turning of the search totally), I have added the Groups plugin and set the „groups_read_post” filter on forum/topic AND replies now to ensure that the replies are not found in the search. But this is not doable on the long run as it means that I manually need to alter each frontend reply in the backend and mark it as „groups_read_post”.
What can I do to get this permanently fixed and how can I be sure that these replies are not picked up by search engines?
Thanks very much to whomever takes the time to read this and help me figure this out.
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