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Add-on Prevent Guest users from reading 'replies' of a thread

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Mt.Rev, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Mt.Rev

    Mt.Rev Member

    How about having permissions to prevent Guest users from reading 'replies' of a thread?

    I'm looking to only allowing them to view the first post, but if they wanted to read the replies, they would need to register to the forum.
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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Do you still need this? It should be quite a simple template edit.
  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

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  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    One thing is, you do understand that this is pretty bad from an SEO point of view?

    If guests can't see your posts, then Google can't either!
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  5. Mt.Rev

    Mt.Rev Member

    Thanks for your replies.

    Yes, I understand it's bad for SEO, but i'm not too worried about the traffic at the moment. I'm still planning out what I want to do.
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    I'll have to look at my test box. I think I made this already! I was playing around when you first posted.

    The only thing I'd say, though, is I did it just as direct template edits so if you want me to post here on how to do it, I will, but it won't be an actual add on you can just enable or disable. You may want to wait for someone who can do something more refined and professional.

    I'm also just looking into ways that Google might be able to still see the content, even if it isn't readable by a human.
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  7. Mt.Rev

    Mt.Rev Member

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