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XF 1.4 how to make a thread only staff can see

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by marissa Desanta, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. I'm trying to make like a staff v.i.p lounge that will prevent members from seeing it
    I want the whole category and it's forums private unless they are staff :)

    after research I discovered i don't have a private node option :0
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Admin Control Panel > Applications > Display Node Tree > Permissions


    You only need to set that for the category, as the forums will inherit that.
  3. I finally found that area :) however after allowing permissions to see the staff area I still can't see it :(
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Use the Analyze Permissions feature and see if you can determine why.

    Admin Control Panel > Users > Analyze Permissions
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  6. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    If the node is set to private, then surely step 2 isn't necessary? I have steps 1 and 3 set for my private forums and only those with the explicit Allow in the view node permission can see it (Registered and guests can't).
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Of course, I was mixing up the two methods which are:

    1. Set the node as private
    2. Allow the view node permission for the staff user group.


    2. Revoke the view node permission for the Registered user group
    3. Allow the view node permission for the staff user group.

    It's early - I still haven't had my cup of tea :D
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  8. Thanks guys after a bit of time I figured it out woohoo :)
    I appreciate the help.

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