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private forums for admins+mods only

Divvens

Well-known member
#6
Brogan, without setting it as private node if we just quick check "never" for all permissions (for members group etc) in that forums will that work as well?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
Not if the members you want to be able to access the forum are in any groups with Never set.

And as all members should be in the Registered group as their primary, that will mean no-one will be able to access it.
 

Divvens

Well-known member
#8
Not if the members you want to be able to access the forum are in any groups with Never set.

And as all members should be in the Registered group as their primary, that will mean no-one will be able to access it.
But what if I'm changing the primary group of moderators/admins? I'm not keeping them in the registered group as their primary. Moderators have a different group as their primary and administrators have a different group as primary. Will it be ok in that case?

As in,
Me = Admin = Primary group "Admin"
Normal member = Primary Group "Member (or called registered w/e)"
Moderator = Primary Group "Moderator"
 

James

Well-known member
#9
As long as none of the user groups they are part of is set to never then you could effectively do that... though you may as well just tick private node and allow access to the groups, it's a much easier and safer method.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#10
But what if I'm changing the primary group of moderators/admins? I'm not keeping them in the registered group as their primary.
That's not the recommended way of configuring the members and user groups, but you can do it like that.

There is no distinction between primary and secondary user groups.

It is recommended however that all users have the Registered user group set as their primary user group and any additional groups they are members of are set as secondary groups. This makes it easy to manage permissions due to the cumulative nature in which they are applied.
http://xenforo.com/help/user-groups/
 

Divvens

Well-known member
#11
That's not the recommended way of configuring the members and user groups, but you can do it like that.

http://xenforo.com/help/user-groups/
Ah, but I'm using that only for Admins and Moderators. All other members will have registered as their primary group (i'll maybe change that when the auto promote feature comes out...or maybe see how that works then decide).

I find it easier if Admins and Moderators are in their own primary group. Unless it doesn't create a problem as you said I can do it like that so I'll stick to keeping only these two groups in their different primary group ^^

Thanks for clearing this out for me.