Remove privacy options

Remove privacy options 1.3

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:


Removes privacy options in preferences.

(Example of Privacy options)


(Example of User group permissions)


SQL queries:

This add-on removes the privacy options but does not change members settings. If members have already changed their privacy options and you would like to set all members back to default, that is to show online status and current activity, you will want to execute the following two SQL queries in phpMyAdmin:

UPDATE xf_user SET visible = 1

UPDATE xf_user SET activity_visible = 1

User group permissions:

If you would like to offer your Premium members the ability to still be able to set their Privacy options, then select Yes to the Remove privacy options User group permission.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Remove privacy options v1.3 changes: Added template modification to remove privacy options from...
  2. See description

    Remove privacy options v1.2 changes: Added User group permissions.
  3. See description

    Remove privacy options v1.1 changes: Fixed issue with "Show your online status" and "Show your...

Latest reviews

Addons like this are good for my website because we can simplify and standardize user's settings. Thank you for creating this.
This addon is great, but the story behind it is better. I asked Andy two days ago if he knew an addon to accomplish this. He didn't. But, he publishes this a day later. Simple and awesome. Use 1 in the SQL query to check the boxes.
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