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How do I keep the content of my site only visible my logged in members?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Dustin Mattison, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Hello
    This is a simple question. Where do I find the settings to keep my forum content only visible by logged in users?

    Dustin
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    That would be your usergroup permissions.
     
  3. Is all content part of a usergroup?
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    If you go to the node listing, you will see a permissions link for your usergroups.
     
  5. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    The easiest way to keep people except those logged in from seeing anything is to require people to login/register before they can even access the forum as a whole. To do this go to Users/List User Groups then click on Unregistered/Unconfirmed and make sure no is selected under view. Here is a screenshot of what you are looking for.

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    Like I said doing it this way guests and non logged in people can't see anything.
     
  6. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    But then you lose all the SEO benefits because you're hiding it all. You can try using the Google first click free addon. That protects your stuff but lets Google inside to index your content and will help drive traffic to the site.
     
  7. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    So if you hide the content, even the ability to view, what do people see when they navigate to your site?
     
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A login page. That's it. Or an error page in the case of some one who is logged in but doesn't have access.
     

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