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Post by davidl on May 1st 2016, 12:16 am

Ive asked this question before, but didn't get the info I needed.......

I want My Forum Private from Visitors or Members who are not logged in, so they cannot read Topics/Posts unless they either Join the Forum, or Log in.

If I go on some other Forums, because I am not a Registered User I cannot read the Topics unless I register, This is how I want My Forum to be.

Thanks.


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Post by Poser on May 1st 2016, 12:23 am

This may be the solution:

Go to ACP>General>Categories and Forums>Select the forum>Permissions
Set the preset "View the forum and its messages" to Members (if you want only the members up to administrators will only be able to see the topics).



NOTE: Do this to all the forums that you have. Guests will "never" see (literally, because it will disappear when they are in "guests" level) the forum unless they log in.

However, if you do not like that solution, there is another. Here is the topic.. fufufu
Just ensure that you have unticked the following in Advanced Mode (as when I tried it, I used Advanced Mode):


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Post by Genesis on May 1st 2016, 12:34 am

Do you want members to see the forums and topic titles but not be able to read the messages within the topics?

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Post by davidl on May 1st 2016, 10:16 pm

Thanks Poser, I will take a look at that........

Genesis, I want it so all Members can see and read everything on the Forum IF they are logged in, if they are not logged in all I want them to see is the Banner at the top od the page and basic info. Same applies to Visitors and Guests, unless they Register I do not want them to be able to read/see the Topics/Posts on the Forum, just the Banner and basic info etc.

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Post by SLGray on May 1st 2016, 10:24 pm

You will have to set all forums where the guest boxes are unchecked.  Also you can do it for the memberlist, profiles, etc.  AP > Users & Groups > Special Rights

The only drawback is that search engines will not be able to index your forum.  The reason why is that search engines can only index what guests can see.


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Post by davidl on May 2nd 2016, 12:07 am

Hi SLGray, I`ve looked at that but it gives no choice so Members not Logged in, or Visitors not Registered cannot read the Topics/Posts.

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Post by Genesis on May 2nd 2016, 3:13 am

Very easy, go to:

Administration Panel > General > Categories and forums > Modify the permissions > Advanced Mode

There you can make it so guests CAN see the forum but CANNOT see the topics/messages.

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Post by davidl on May 2nd 2016, 6:21 pm

Genesis, ive gone to Forums & Categories but cant see Modify the permissions > Advanced Mode, it gives Me two options, Categories and Forums or Forum Permissions Control.

The reason I am wanting to do this is because unfortunately I had to Ban two Members, and do not want them to have the benefit of still being able to view Topics and Replies from other Members.

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Post by SLGray on May 2nd 2016, 6:24 pm

You have to press this to modify the permissions for each forum.


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Post by brandon_g on May 2nd 2016, 6:29 pm

Hello,

You need to click on each section individually, go to the permissions tab in each section and change the permissions of sections you don't want guests to be able to read the topics in. It needs to be done on an individual basis for each section, change the permissions for one, then move on to the next. There is no straight shot way to change all sections at once and that area 'Forum permissions control' is the wrong place to do this in. Wink

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Solved Re: Topics Private ?

Post by davidl on May 2nd 2016, 8:27 pm

Right, OK thanks I`ll take a look....

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Post by APE on May 3rd 2016, 12:53 am

if you don't want any one to see your forum you need to go to all your forums and remove the tick from the guest setting

ACP >> General Tab >>   Forum >> Categories and forums >> Click the >> Perms at the top of the page on each setting there is 

Untick The one named guest then save.

Now do the same to all the forums you don't want the guests to see and save them all.

Now a word of warning.

If you mark all your forums as not seen by guests then Google and other much needed Bots will not see your forum and you will loose data posted on google for your new members.

so you could loose new members if you do this.





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Post by davidl on May 3rd 2016, 10:13 am

Thanks for the advise Ape, one of the other Posts said the same thing Re Google/ Bots.....and it made Me think twice.

I think maybe I will leave it as it is, it is not worth loosing the possibility of New Members.

Thanks to all for the advise, I will mark this Topic as Solved.

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Post by APE on May 3rd 2016, 8:00 pm

You are more then welcome anytime.

I found that out when i removed all my posts from guests and then found no one made accounts and when i looked up google it showed my site as not reading well so i then looked to see the hits i had and there was next to none from new members and google could not read nothing and it looked really bad on my side so i always say think about it before you remove posts for guests.

anyway glad i was of some help.

Have a great week.

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