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Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by asrock » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:58 pm

Okay here goes what could be a silly question :)

Folks, I have a phpBB Forum and a website. I want a dedicated page for placing news and articles on but I don't want to mess around adding pages to the website as updating to the forum would be much quicker and simpler. I was wondering if its at all possible to start a news topic or thread on my forum that I can use to post my news, articles and updates on that can be accessed from a link on my website but remain invisible to forum users (Guests & Members) hopefully this makes sense? :roll:
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Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by Php33Fan » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:46 pm

asrock wrote:invisible to forum users (Guests & Members)
who exactly are you planning to show those "hidden threads" to ?
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Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by asrock » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:58 pm

Only those who have clicked the link from the main website, not those who visit the forum directly.
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Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by Pit$Bull » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:09 pm

EDIT: Removed incorrect reply.

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Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by Brf » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:11 pm

Create a forum that has permissions only for the Administrators group.
Within that forum, create a subforum that has permissions for everyone.
Create your hidden topics within that subforum.

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Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

Post by ChrisRLG » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:30 pm

If you need to see a working example of that, check out my malware removal board (link in my signature) - all the website pages (links at top of pages) are posts from inside such 'hidden' forums, including the MWR University page which will NOT show the post without being registered and logged into the forum.

See if you can find the actual topics !!!!
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