wpForo – Groups Plugin Integration addon is designed to integrate Groups 插件 content restriction rules with wpForo forum plugin. You can grant different type of accesses to different forums based on users’ GROUPs. You should install the Groups plugin before purchasing this addon. This integration powers your forum with access control to wpForo categories, forums and sub-forums. It lets you create a members-only forum, so you can offer discussion threads of a certain forum exclusively to group members. It’s very easy to set up, you just need to edit forums and set corresponding forum access to each Group you’ve created by Groups plugin.
Please note: this is an add-on for wpForo plugin. This addon requires at least wpForo 2.2.2 version. Please do not install this addon on lower wpForo versions. wpForo is a free, powerful, modern and responsive forum plugin. It’s available for free download on WordPress.org Extensions directory. The official wpForo addons are only available here at gVectors.com Premium plugins store.
This addon integrates your wpForo forum with Groups plugin. This is a powerful combo to create a group membership forum and control your member’s access to categories and forums.
As it’s said in the plugin page: “Groups is designed as an efficient, powerful and flexible solution for group-oriented memberships and content access control. It provides group-based user membership management, group-based capabilities and access control for content, built on solid principles.”. And all the features of this plugin are integrated with wpForo forum plugin.
Restricting Categories and Forums
Restricting a forum will prevent non-members from seeing any of the forum’s topics. You should individually restrict each forum that you want to hide from non-members; you cannot do this by restricting a parent forum (category), as restrictions won’t be inherited. However, the restriction will affect the all topics of the forum.
The forum access restriction is based on users’ Groups. You can grant different forum access to each Group in Dashboard > wpForo > Forums admin page by editing any forum you want, as it shown on the screenshot below:
For example, you can let members with Student group only read the topics and posts of certain forum by setting [Read Only] access to that plan. As well as you can grant [Standard Access] to Teacher group allowing users with this group to read topics, create new topics and reply to that topics.
You can create custom forum accesses with any set of permissions in Dashboard > wpForo > Forum Accesses admin page, then use that forum accesses to grant to different Groups.
Forum Accesses by Groups vs wpForo Usergroups
By default, forum accesses are granted to Usergroups. Each Usergroup has its forum access settings in the Forum Permissions admin section located on the right sidebar of the forum editing screen. If you want to manage forum access based on Groups, we recommend setting [No Access] for all Usergroups except Admins and Moderators. Groups takes precedence over Usergroup restrictions. Therefore, regardless of Usergroup restrictions, all users with access to a forum through a Group will be able to access the forum and its topics. So, you can confidently set [No Access] for all non-admin and non-moderator Usergroups and not worry about whether users in those usergroups with a Group will be able to access the forum. The Group will grant them access as you’ve configured it, even if the usergroup has [No Access] to that forum.