An hour ago we released a feature to expand the ways private categories can be used. In addition to giving category access to individual Members, Roles and Badges... we added Subscriptions!
For the first time ever, you will be able to earn money directly from your Forum! Now you can put a category behind a paywall. Can’t wait to see how you will use the new feature!
We’re trying out the feature in English first. Then it will be released in all languages by the end of next week!
Have you noticed the new category permissions? We are excited to announce that now you can create private categories! You can change permissions and give category access to individual members. Or, use roles and badges to give access to various sets of members. Private categories can improve your forum goals in many ways: Discuss specific topics with just the members you choose. Empower members to post comfortably, in a space where they know their audience. Share files and exclusive content with specific users. Hide discussions that might not engage your whole audience. If you’re a business, create separate categories for stakeholders and different clients. Improve the communication of internal staff - you could use a private category like a private message board , for different departments. P. S. We’ve just embarked on our mission to integrate private categories with Paid Plans , to make it easy to charge for premium forum memberships. Let's see how private categories are configured, and how you can give access to selected members: Create private categories in both ways: in the Live /Preview mode or forum settings. P ick/manage the members, roles or badges in the Live /Preview mode only. Now the most important part... Go try out the private categories feature and take your forum experience to the next level! (and don’t forget to share any feedback with us in the comments or email me: email@example.com )