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3/22/2016 5:27:04 PM
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How do I allow all visitors to see the forum posts, but restrict posting to registered users only? 
Spent an hour floundering the documentation but couldn't find the answer.

3/23/2016 5:26:15 AM
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Hi Ken,

I'm surprised that you are struggling with that since it is the default behavior and exactly how it works here in this forum.

By default only authenticated users can post.

To enable unauthenticated users to read the posts simply put the forum feature on a page where view permissions are set to All Users

Note that the Forum Feature instance is a container, you can define one or more forums within the feature instance like you see here we have different forums for bugs vs site admin etc. Each forum has its own settings in addition to the settings at the feature instance level. In the forum settings is where you set which roles can post and it defaults to Authenticated Users.

When you are logged in with admin privs, if you view the page that has the forum feature instance, it shows the list of forums in the instance and there should be a little pencil next to the name of each forum that links to the forum settings.

Hope that helps,

Joe

3/23/2016 5:59:08 AM
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for that - very helpful. Somehow I must have reset the permissions.
But now I have another problem.

I already set up three forum pages but I don't know how to make them appear in the Forum section. ((recently re-started work with MojoPortal.
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Thanks

Ken

 

 

3/23/2016 6:09:46 AM
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a page is a container for feature instances, if you use separate pages for each forum then you will have separate instances of forum feature.

I think what you want is a single page with one forum feature instance that has multiple forums ie one for UK News and one for International.

if that is correct you should delete the child pages

on the forum page add an instance of Forum feature from the same feature dropdown you showed

once the forum feature instance is on the page there will be new links for creating actual forums within the feature instance

you can of course use a different page for each and use a different forum feature instance for each, but in that case you would still add the actual forum after the forum feature is on each page, so its a matter of preference

on this site I have a single page with a single forum feature instance on it and multiple forums configured within that instance so they all appear in the same forum list

3/23/2016 7:13:26 AM
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Thanks - helpful.

Can I use the forum pages that I have already made by moving them into the single page model?
If so. How?   

3/23/2016 7:18:34 AM
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no, a page is a page, either use them or delete the ones you don't need

there is no such thing as forum pages, all pages are just pages that you can put feature instances on

there are supporting pages within a forum for threads and posts but those are not cms pages ie they don't appear in the menu they are just linked to from within the forums feature, only the page that contains the forum instance is a cms page

3/23/2016 7:50:03 AM
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Hi Joe,

Many thanks for the clarification.

Snake 99 again :-)

Ken

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