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Topics not displaying when not logged in

  • Hi,

    I’m setting up a forum using bbpress in a WordPress website that will only be available when people are logged into the website.

    At the moment if you are not logged in the person can see the forum page and the notice to say how many topics are there but can’t actually see the topics. You can only see the topics when logged in as an admin. While I test everything I do want topics to be seen when not logged in. Once everything is finished, I will need users that are logged in as subscribers to see the topics (which they can’t currently)

    I haven’t ever used bbpress before and this is a custom theme I have built so I’m sure it is something I have done wrong. When I installed bbpress, I did need to copy all of the files from the twentyten theme into my own to be able to see any of the forums. The file I copied was: plugins / bbpress / bbp-themes / bbp-twentyten

    Is there something obvious I have missed?

    You can see the issue here:

    I am using WordPress 3.3.1 and bbpress 2.02

    Any help would be appreciated


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  • Does anyone have any ideas about this?

    I do really to get this working without the need for people to be logged into the website as an administrator to see the topics and replies.

    At the moment, that is the only way topics can be viewed and I’m sure its because I have missed something obvious.



    Very annoying… I don’t see any privacy settings for topics. My forum is open to the public, but the topics don’t show up unless logged in.

    Jared Atchison


    You haven’t missed anything. bbPress by default doesn’t have all the options you would likely want to run a 100% private forum.

    That will best be handled by a custom plugin – unforunatly I don’t think anyone has written one yet.



    I figured out what was causing my topics remain hidden even though my forum set to public. During site maintenance, I had temporarily set the forum to private. When I set it to public again, the topics remained private. Had to create a new public forum assign the topics and replies to the new one and delete the old forum. The topics are visible again to non logged in users.

    John James Jacoby


    Yep. It’s a known bug, that will be fixed in the next point release. Probably the cause of a bunch of issues people have found recently.



    Has anyone found a solution to this in the last year? if not this plugin is just crap and what’s the point of using it…

    If you would have taken 10 seconds to search the available plugins on you would have seen there is a plugin called “bbPress Members Only” that does this exact function.

    But you didn’t.

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