Hi, I was thinking of making one of the forums on my site private so the content can only be viewed by members of the whole forum. Everything is free, it's just that the info in this forum is mostly videos and somewhat valuable and it doesn't feel right letting guests access it without becoming a member.
How do I make a forum private ? Not the whole forum website - just one particular category and forum.
In the ACP click on: Applications, then click on ' Display Node Tree'
In that list find the node you would like to make private...then click on the permissions button immediately after the node title in that list
Check 'private node' then click update
Then you will need to update the the groups which you want to see the node...
For administrative check 'allow' for all 'Forum Permissions' and 'Forum Moderator Permissions' and for moderators (pending what permissions you normally give your moderators) it is pretty much the same...
For registered members you check allow for all regular ' Forum Permissions'