Can a Forum be set to Read-only, with no registration or ability to create profiles?
I would like to turn an existing forum into a public archive of topics. I know how to make user profiles read-only, but would like to set it so that no registrations are possible, and no ability to create profiles, so that the forum is not overrun with fake accounts.
1. you need to set the forum and category to read only access for Guests from Dashboard > Forums > Forums > Forum Permissions Field.
2. Go to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Features Tab and Disable "Enable User Registration" option.
Please note that this option is not synced with WordPress "Anyone can register" option in Dashboard > Settings > General admin page, If this option is enabled new users will always be able to register.