How to Setup a Private Forum Using wpForo WordPress Forum Plugin

Here are easy steps to setup a private forum in wpForo WordPress forum plugin. Saying private means it’s not accessible / readable for certain forum usergroup. In this example we create a private forum for Guest usergroup:

1. Edit a forum you want to make private,  set No Access for Guests.

2. Navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Settings > Forum Accesses admin page,

3. Edit the No Access settings and make sure all permissions are disabled

4. Navigate to Dashboard > Forums > Dashboard admin page, click on [Delete All Caches] to see the result.


Related Discussions on wpForo Community:

wpForo Documentation:

Notify of

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Engin Aksüt
1 year ago


I am a little confused:

İf you are creating a Private Forum for the Usergroup Guest

In this example we create a private forum for Guest usergroup:

Then why disable Guest access for this Private Forum?

Edit a forum you want to make private, and set No Access for Guests.

I have 4 Forums and Juggling the Access issue. Thank you for the clarification.


4 years ago

thank u

digital umbrella usa
digital umbrella usa
4 years ago

Thank you so much for publishing this helpful guide

Scroll to top