There is a plugin for bbpress called "Private Groups" which allows you create groups and then assign forums to the group in order to make them private. Only users belonging to a group can view the particular forum. See plugin here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbp-private-groups/
So, you can have a Readers club or Painters club, etc on the same forum.
Please, do you have this feature in WPFORO? If not, please, is this something you intend to implement soon? If yes, please how soon will this feature be available?
I am asking because I really like WPForo but I really need Private Groups.
Hi Dear @francisokech
Please take a look to this FAQ topic
Thanks for your reply.
Can a user be in multiple usergroups and access multiple private forums as well as public ones?
As it seems the solution you give here will make me a list of 200 forum names in the "forum permissions" is that correct?
You should edit each 200 forums and set "No Access" for Usergroups, which are not permitted to access that forum. This is the most common and simplest way implemented in almost all popular forum softwares.
- Edit a forum you want to make private, set No Access for Guests.
- Navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Forum Accesses admin page,
- Edit the No Access settings and make sure all permissions are disabled.