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vbulletin forum permissions help

#1
Just imported from vbulletin and was wondering if there was an easier way to set the node permissions? Currently I have 100 forums and 10 categories and as it is now I have to go into node permissions and go through each forum and category for each usergroup. It's taking a while. I saw something about inherit all but looks like it will take as long

Thanks
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Category permissions are inherited by child forums, so you can set permissions for the category to speed things up.

Also, to restrict a forum you have the option of specifying allowed groups instead of disallowed ones:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/1-0-0-b1-understanding-permissions.5830/

Creating a private forum

Because of the way Revoke works in xenForo you shouldn't use it to restrict a private forum. Instead you should use a special feature in xenForo called Private node. You will see the Private node checkbox when editing the permissions for a specific node. This basically inverts the permissions so that you can specify Allowed groups instead of Revoked groups. This is actually better for group management if you add more groups later.

Admin CP -> Users -> Permissions -> Node Permissions -> [select a forum] -> Private node