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Closing the forums

Closing the forums#

One of the most important options controls whether or not the forums are open to visitors.

The Board is active option in the Board active option group toggles this.

When the board is not active, all visitors apart from those administrators with admin control panel access will be shown the message you enter in the Inactive board message box.

Visitors will not be able to view or post any content while the board is not active, so don't forget to reactivate the board once you've finished doing whatever necessitated their closure!

It's usually a good idea to close the forums for essential maintenance operations, like running XenForo upgrades, importing data and installing large or complex add-ons.