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Hiding Forums from non-registered users:

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    Tim
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    @tmonk15

    Hi everyone,

    I’m running WordPress version 3.4 (haven’t upgraded to 3.4.2, yet.)
    WordPress is installed in the root of my domain
    BuddyPress version 1.6.1
    bbPress version 2.1.2
    My theme is a child of BP-Default

    First, I should start by letting you know that I’m definitely a newbie! What I’m trying to do should be relatively simple, I think. I’ve searched and searched, but haven’t been able to find an answer to my question.

    I have a WordPress/BuddyPress site that is mostly private. I’m using Role Scoper to limit access to certain portions of the site, and that’s working out okay. I’m also using BuddyPress Registration Options to “hide” the BuddyPress pages from non-registered users. Unfortunately, I’m unable to hide the link to “Forums” (which links to my bbPress installation) from non-logged users in my navigation. The actual forum topics are restricted, so clicking on forums when not logged in takes you a page that says, “Oh bother! No forums were found here!”, which is fine for an instance where someone actually types the URL. However, I’d like “Forums” to be hidden from the navigation until the user is logged in. My only requirement for accessing the forums is level of Subscriber. Subscriber should be able to fully use the forums, I just don’t want users who aren’t logged in to be able to see the “Forum” link in my navigation.

    Can this be done in bp-custom.php?

    I apologize if my question isn’t clear. If it is not, please let me know so that I can rephrase it. Remember that I’m a complete newbie! ;-)

    Thank you so much! Any and all help is very much appreciated!

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    aces
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    @aces

    You could create a different menu for logged in users?

    See the bottom of the following post for more info:
    https://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/how-do-i-make-buddypress-1-6-a-private-community/#post-136021

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    Tim
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    @tmonk15

    I’m going to give this a try tonight. Thank you for your response. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    Thanx!

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    Tim
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    @tmonk15

    Okay, this idea works for the logged in users’ menu, but when I log out, the navigation menu is gone altogether. It’s not using “secondary-menu” at all.

    I’m using a child theme of bp-default, so I figured it work just as easily as seems it should, but it doesn’t. When I log back in, the correct “primary” menu shows up, and everything works fine.

    I’m sure I’m doing something idiotic here, but I can’t figure it out.

    I appreciate any and ALL help you can give! Thanks, again.
    Tim

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