How do I create a hidden forum accessible and visible to the admin only?


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I would like to create some postings and such and post them at a later date. How can I have a hidden Forum that's visible to myself the Admin but not visible to others. I can see how to create a private Category but not a hidden private forum.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
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For creating a private forum:

Creating a private forum

Because of the way Revoke works in xenForo you shouldn't use it to restrict a private forum. Instead you should use a special feature in xenForo called Private node. You will see the Private node checkbox when editing the permissions for a specific node. This basically inverts the permissions so that you can specify Allowed groups instead of Revoked groups. This is actually better for group management if you add more groups later.

Admin CP -> Users -> Node Permissions -> [select a forum] -> Private node