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wpForo 1.x.x [Solved] How to link User groups & Forum accesses - with buddypress

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(@leaurene)
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Hello,

I set up a small forum. We have two types of users: admins and participants.
I use Buddypress to manager users.

The admin access and group works just fine.
However, I can't seem to grant any access to participants.

I would like to give participants a standard access.
But the standard access if by default for registered members.

1) I can't seem to find how to link a type of forum access to a type of user/role
2) I can't find the equivalent of registered in the list of Buddypress roles
3) Please help! 😓 😆 

Thanks in advance!

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Sofy
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 Sofy
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(@sofy)
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Joined: 6 years ago

Hi @leaurene,

Thank you for using wpForo and for contacting us. 

Please follow the steps below...

Step 1: Understand that in the forum there are no Roles like Subscriber or so. wpForo has Usergroups for this purpose. And each Usergroup is synced with WP User Roles. For example, Subscribers are the same users with  Registered Usergroup. The Registered Usergroup is the same Subscriber User Role. You can see that they are synced together in Forums > Usergroups admin page. So saying Subscriber Role you should understand Registered Usergroup in wpForo Forum. More info for User Role-Usergroup Synchronization you can find in this topic:

https://wpforo.com/community/wpforo-announcements/wpforo-1-5-0-is-released/#post-17357

Step 2: wpForo forums have permission settings in the Edit Forum screen. Edit the forum and use these settings to control Usergroup accesses and privileges in that forum. Each Usergroup has some Forum Access set in each forum. For example, The Registered Usergroup ( Subscriber User Role) has Standard Forum Access by default in all forums. You just need to set Read Only forum access for Registered usergroup that forum. Then navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Dashboard and click on [Delete all caches] button.

Step 3: Understand the Forum Accesses. Forum Accesses are set of forum permissions. For example, you just selected "Read Only" access for Registered usergroup. You can find all permissions of Read Only access in Dashboard > Settings > Forum Access > Read Only (edit) screen. You can see that "Can create topic" and "Can post reply" permissions are disabled for this forum access. So your users with Registered Usergroup (Subscribers) will not be able to post create a topic or reply in that forum.

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(@leaurene)
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Joined: 5 years ago

Thanks a lot!
It worked, though I did not find how to clear the cache. Would you happen to have a screenshot for this?

I'm left one remaining issue: Suscribers/Registered members should be able to attach files, according to the Standard access setting.
But when they create a topic, the "Attach file" option is not there.
Any idea?

Sofy
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 Sofy
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@leaurene,

Would you happen to have a screenshot for this?

The screenshot is attached below. 

I'm left one remaining issue: Suscribers/Registered members should be able to attach files, according to the Standard access setting.

Please note, wpForo has a built-in spam control system. It controls new registered users and allows to attach a file when the user has X number of approved posts. Please manage this setting in Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Antispam > New Registered user section.

BTW you can set this option 0 if you want to allow just registered users to attach a file.

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(@leaurene)
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Joined: 5 years ago

Thanks, you're a star!