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Post by Aurelius on February 25th 2013, 9:10 pm

From time to time I see that Guests are visiting the forum and are being shown as active on subforums/topics/threads/ I don't want them to have access to.

Is there any way to just do a full lockdown to where you must be a registered member (and not a Guest) to read anything in the forum?

Similarly, does this also protect against search engines "backdooring" into a particular forum (i.e. if someone looks at a cached page or something).

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Post by Derri on February 25th 2013, 9:47 pm

Yes,

Go into your ACP-->General-->Categories and Forums-->click this on the first fourm (or any) and untick the box that says guests under "view and read"

Then do the same for every forum you don't want guests to see.

Remember to hit the save button!
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Solved Re: How to ensure only members can access the forums?

Post by Aurelius on February 25th 2013, 9:54 pm

@Derri wrote:Yes,

Go into your ACP-->General-->Categories and Forums-->click this on the first fourm (or any) and untick the box that says guests under "view and read"

Then do the same for every forum you don't want guests to see.

Remember to hit the save button!

Awesome -- thank you!

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Post by Derri on February 25th 2013, 9:59 pm

@Aurelius wrote:
@Derri wrote:Yes,

Go into your ACP-->General-->Categories and Forums-->click this on the first fourm (or any) and untick the box that says guests under "view and read"

Then do the same for every forum you don't want guests to see.

Remember to hit the save button!

Awesome -- thank you!

You're welcome, glad I could help :wouhou:
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Post by SLGray on February 26th 2013, 1:49 am

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