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wpForo 1.x.x [Solved] Limit access to forum with error message

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chithukumar
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Hi+

I am a newbie to WP and WPForo plugin. I am building a discussion forum based website. I have a require,emt for which I need help. Appreciate your reply on this....

My requirement

When a user who has not registered or logged in browses the website and click on a particular forum, an error message has to be displayed stating that he/she needs to login/register to view that forum. This is only for a particular forum.Rest of the forums can be accessible without even loggin in or registering.

 

I am stuck with this. If I change the permission for user group in forum the forum name itself is not visible to the guest user. But I need the guest to see the name and then get the error message. Pls help....

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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Sofy
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Hi @chithukumar,

Please follow the steps below:

If you have for example two forums (cat, forum or subforum), say Forum 1 and Forum 2 that should not be accesses by Guests: 

1. Edit Forum 1 and set permissions:

  • Admin - Full Access
  • Moderator - Moderator
  • Customer - Standard Access
  • Registered Standard Access
  • Guests - No access

2. Edit Forum 2 and set permissions:

  • Admin - Full Access
  • Moderator - Moderator
  • Customer - Standard Access
  • Registered Standard Access
  • Guests - No access

3. The other forum's permissions should be set as it's necessary. For example Forum 3 has the following forum permissions section:

  • Admin - Full Access
  • Moderator - Moderator
  • Customer - Standard Access
  • Registered Standard Access
  • Guests - Read only

You should also understand the Forum Accesses. Forum Accesses are set of forum permissions. For example, you just selected "No access" access for Guests  usergroup. You can find all permissions of No access access in Dashboard > Settings > Forum Access > No access (edit) screen. Just need to make sure ALL CANs are unchecked.

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chithukumar
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@sofy

Thanks for the reply....My understanding is  WHen I set as you have suggested Forum 1 and Forum 2 will not be visible to users who have not logged in. In my case I want the link to be shown but when they click on it I have to display error message saaying that this forum is accessible for only logged in users and ask them to sign up or login. Is this possible with the above solution?

 

thanks again....

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Sofy
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ok @chithukumar, then the "Can view forum" should be enabled in the "No access" Forum Access. In this case, when you select the forum, you'll be able to see the topic list, and once you click on the topic title it'll redirect the guests to the login page.

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chithukumar
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@sofy

Thanks a ton ....It works as expected....Thank you again.....

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