This addon integrates your wpForo forum with WooCommerce Membership plugin. This is a powerful combo to create a membership forum and control your member’s access to categories, forums and topics.
As it’s said in the plugin page: “this is one of the easiest and cleanest plugins when it comes to membership configuration… it’s super clean and easy to manage. You’re gonna love this plugin…”. And all the features of this plugin are 100% integrated to wpForo forum plugin.
Restricting Categories and Forums
Restricting a forum will prevent non-members from seeing any of the forum’s topics. You must individually restrict each forum that you want to hide from non-members; you cannot do this by restricting a forum category, as restrictions won’t be inherited. However, the restriction will affect the all topics of the forum.
You can restrict forums in two ways
1. Display Titles Only: For restricted forums, non-members can see your forum titles and description. However, they cannot see a restricted list of its topics. However, you can allow non-members to see a list of topic titles as well, but the topics will not be opened once a non-member click a topic title, they’ll be asked to get or purchase a membership plan to be able access to the topic posts.
2. Hide completely: Restricted forums will never be visible. They won’t be shown in the forum index or within a forum category. Their associated topic list will also be hidden.
Restricting Topics & Replies
The restriction of individual topics can be done in the same two ways as well. You can let non-members to see the topic’s title or hide it completely. Topics can be restricted in Dashboard > Forums > Moderation (Published Tab) admin page, you’ll see [Content Restriction] button under each topic. Just click and open the content restriction options and manage it.
If topics are restricted, then non-members can see the forums as well as the list of topics, but won’t be able to see the individual topics or the associated replies in the forums.
Forums and Topics in WooCommerce Membership Managing Screen
All restricted forums and topics can be found in each membership edit screen in the [content restriction] tab. This screen is very useful if you want to add/remove multiple restriction rules at once.
My Account > Memberships
Access to forums and topics granted by memberships will be listed in members account page.
Installation and Configuration
If for some reason you cannot install this plugin using WordPress plugin upload system, please do that with this alternative way. Unzip, and then upload the /wpforo-woocommerce-memberships/ folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory using an FTP application like FileZilla; or any other FTP program is fine also. Make sure you have not double /wpforo-woocommerce-memberships/wpforo-woocommerce-memberships/ directories nested inside each other, please correct this before you continue. Then go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins, and then activate the wpForo – WooCommerce Memberships Integration addon.