[Solved] How to block public access while developing wpForo forums?
Have searched forums for answer without success.
Have installed wpForo Ok and tried to set forum community page to Private and also Password protected to hide forum from users/bots/others. But does not work, wpForo page is still available when I try to access through incognito browser.
wpForo keeps creating new forum pages. I thought I had succeeded earlier but then found an obvious bot or other search hit created yet another new forum page and opened up forum to public.
Q: How can I develop forums and only publish/make public when I am ready?
If no method, I need to add page text above to notify anyone/anything finding it, right?
Here is an article on "How to Setup a Private Forum Using wpForo". Just follow the instruction mentioned here.
Then just remove the 'forum' menu item from the menu of your website. Please follow this guide: https://easywpguide.com/wordpress-manual/appearance/updating-the-menu/deleting-a-menu-item/
Once you complete the development of your forum, change the forum access and insert the forum menu.