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Search Results are showing non-members results within a HIDDEN FORUM – Why?

  • buttercup17


    Hi All,

    I had a website with multiple groups and forums, public, private and hidden.

    The hidden group is for invited members only to share sensitive information using the group’s hidden forum.

    I need the ability for people within this hidden group/forum to be able to search its contents.
    1. I made a test post in the hidden group’s forum.
    2. I logged in as anstrong>a admin/member of the hidden group
    3. I used the “Search Forums” box and searched for the test post
    4. Test post was found. Excellent
    5. I then logged in as a non-member of the hidden group. This member cannot even see the hidden group in the listings.
    6. I used the “Searched Forums” box like before and searched for this test post
    AND IT APPEARED! So now a non-member can find sensitive information via the search forum box.

    What have I done or do I need to do, to make the contents of the Hidden Group/Forum only searchable to members?

    Side Note: Ideally I would like a search box within the Hidden Group/Forum as going back to the forums page to use the Search Forums box is tedious.

    Please help 🙁

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  • Robin W


    sorry, can you be clear, this is JUST using the search box on forum pages – yes ?

    if so

    It could be a theme or plugin issue


    Deactivate all but bbpress and see if this fixes. if it does, re-enable one at a time to see which is causing the error.


    If plugins don’t pinpoint the problem, as a test switch to a default theme such as twentyfifteen, and see if this fixes.

    Then come back

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