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XF 1.3 How to Set Up Private Forum

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by abiola, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. abiola

    abiola Member

    I have read how to set up a private forum by setting permissions but i realize that only the group that's granted access can see the forum on the forum page.

    This is what i want to accomplish. I want everyone to see it as private but only those that have access can visit the forum. Just like what digital point did here.

    digital point.PNG

    How do i do that? Thanks
  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    You'd simple adjust the permissions of the specific node/s you want it applicable to. For the usergroups you don't want having access, you would revoke the 'View threads by Others' permission:


    For those who you want to see it, you would set it to Inherit, which would allow them to view the threads.

    The result:

  3. abiola

    abiola Member

    @oman , That was very helpful. It worked. Thanks
  4. zagorskey

    zagorskey Active Member

    I'd like to display a custom phrase inside and not "no threads to display". Which is the exact template where I can edit that?
  5. abiola

    abiola Member

    I think i'd like that too if its possible.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The thread_list template uses that phrase (there_no_threads_to_display).
  7. zagorskey

    zagorskey Active Member

    Yes, if there was only a way for a conditional statement like this to be used:

        <xen:elseif is="{$category.privateInfo}" />
            <li class="primaryContent">{xen:phrase something_else}</li>
        <xen:else />
            <li class="primaryContent">{xen:phrase there_no_threads_to_display}</li>
  8. zagorskey

    zagorskey Active Member

    Oh well, I decided to hide the forum entirely and show it to mods/admins only, I believe now that's the most reasonable practice.

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