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[Solved] Private topic / sub forum

kenhankenhan New
edited January 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hi,

Does Vanilla allow private, invitation only topic or sub forum that can be hidden except to those with permission to view it?

Thanks.

Ken

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    GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭

    Hidden sub category, yes.

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    hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP

    @kenhan said:
    Hi,

    Does Vanilla allow private, invitation only topic or sub forum that can be hidden except to those with permission to view it?

    Thanks.

    Ken

    create a category with unique permissions.

    an example is here http://homebrewforums.net/categories/the-basement

    can't see it?

    Exactly.

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    TP2TP2 New
    edited January 2013

    Is it possible to get a category visible to everyone in the category-view, all the time but deny access to it so that only selected users/group can enter the category and see it´s contents?

    The goal that I´m trying to achieve with this is that people would see that there is something special but they can not access it/see more detailed what it is unless they have contributed in some way and then granted permission to view/post/etc in the category.

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    x00x00 MVP
    edited January 2013

    Well you could have a subcategory. If you enable root category as headings. Those categories in the root will just be headings (that you can't use). You can place the categories you want to use under them. Therefore they will view the heading, but you will set permissions on the subcategory.

    If you want a bit more flexibility, you can use my plugin:

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/categoryheadings-plugin

    instead of root category as headings, decide which one as going to be heading, and locked, and you don't have to have all the root categories as headings.

    Locking the heading doesn't effect it children, you can set permissions on those.

    grep is your friend.

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    Thank you very much, this was exactly what I was looking for. Much appreciated!

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