How to Enable Guest Posting in wpForo WordPress Forum Plugin

Started from wpForo 1.4.4 version, forum administrators can allow guests to create topics and post replies. Here are easy steps to enable guest posting in wpForo forum plugin.

1. By default in all forums the Guest Usergroup has Read Only forum access. You should edit the Read Only forum access in Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Forum Accesses admin page and enable forum permissions you want for Guests. Especially you should enable “Can create topic” and “Can post reply” permissions.

2. Make sure you set Forum Permissions correctly. Edit categories and forums and check permissions. In all forums where you want guests to be able create topics and post replies the Guest Usergroup should be attached to Read Only forum access.

3. Delete all caches in Dashboard > Forums > Dashboard admin page and check as guest on forum front-end. You should see topic/post editor with additional two fields for inserting guest name and email.

 

In case you don’t want enable guest posting on all forums, we recommend don’t edit the Read Only accesses and create new forum access for those guests. Let’s consider an example:

For example, we have three forums F1, F2, F3, and we need to allow guest to posts topics and posts only in F2 forum.

At first, let’s create new Forum Access called “Custom Guest Access” with enabled permissions like it shown on Step #1 screenshot above.

Then edit and configuration the F2 forum permissions.  Change and attach the new “Custom Guest Access” to Guest Usergroup.

Thus the Read Only forum access will stay with the default permissions, which doesn’t allow guest posting in other F1 and F3 forums. Just make sure, by editing this forum access in the same admin page, make sure “Can create topic” and “Can post reply” permissions are disabled.

 

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agenter
agenter
4 months ago

Nice info related to guest post .

Elvina
Editor
10 months ago

Sure, you can create new access for the guests, in the forum.

Suresh
Suresh
1 year ago
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Sir I want to buy the premium version of your plugin but does it wok on the site running on php 7.1? please answer me so i could buy it.

Elvina
Editor
11 months ago
Reply to  Suresh

Sure, you can.

davidsoon
davidsoon
1 year ago
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thank you

Grami
Grami
1 year ago
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I need to know your discussion panel

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  Grami

We use wpDiscuz – WordPress Comment Plugin:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpdiscuz/

Petero
Petero
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Trying 🙂

Ahmad
Ahmad
1 year ago
Reply to  Grami

Thaks alot

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