How to set up a Private Forum in Xenforo

Hello everyone! Today we are going to discuss how to setup private forums for your XenForo forum board. It’s quite a easy task and I will take you through it.

First step go ahead and log into your Admin Control Panel. From there you are going to look for:

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So we can click on Display Node Tree and it will take us to this page:

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From here like above you will click Create New Node. You will see this screen:

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After you click that button, you will be taken to this page. Select Forum and click next you will see this screen:

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So I won’t be discussing how to create a thread here. I have created a tutorial for this however and you can find it here: How to Create a Forum in XenForo Forums. After you are all done with this you need to navigate back to your node tree like so:

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In order to make your forums private you have to select from the permissions tab on the right hand side of the screen you will see it. So select the forum that you want to set as private and click Permissions when you do so you will see the following screen:

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Now from here, In order for the user group to be allowed to view/post you have to click on their title.

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So you can select all options from the top like I have highlighted, You can customize what they can and cannot do from this screen as well. So after you do that, your forum will be private unless you say other wise! You could always create a new group for this or you can just add certain members.  The choice is yours!

As always if you have any questions please feel free to ask away!

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