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XF 1.4 Make thread hidden/need approval based on prefix


Active member
Hi all,

I want to have my users post news articles to my forum, I will then turn these into a resource, however I want to make sure these are edited and monitored by my moderation team first.

The way I want this to work is to have a prefix like "news"
If someone posts under news, I want the post to be inactive and a alert sent to the mods, they can then read the post, edit it and convert it to a resource. Once that is ready to go they can approve the thread and keep the prefix.

Is this currently possible?



XenForo moderator
Staff member
That would require custom development/an add-on.

An alternative way of doing it would be to moderate all new threads in a specific 'News' forum.
Even then, conversion to a resource would still require custom development.


Active member
The conversion to resource part looks like there is a plugin so I have that part looked after. I am more curious about the making the post inactive or needing approval based on thread prefix, is that apossibility or will I need to create some kind of listener