How can I hide content from unregistered users?
I am evaluating VanillaForums for a members-only site, one that has a lot of categories. The simple idea is that one must be a registered user (Member, or higher role) to see (ideally) any content of any substance, most notably Categories, Discussions and Comments.
From my newbie perspective, what I need at the very least is the ability to disable all permissions dealing with Discussions and Comments when a new Category is created, as they apply to Guests, Applicants and Unconfirmed users.
I have spent hours going through the forum here, but the closest topic matter dealing with this kind of thing is:
I experimented with the solution outlined in that topic (yikes), but did not achieve the desired goal.
I must say that a perfectly acceptable solution would be to display an entirely different page for non-Members, one that displays some simple, relatively static content along with a "Sign in or Register" mechanism. I couldn't find anything along that line, either.
Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?