Advertise activity in a private category (discourse-category-lockdown)


(David Taylor) #1

This plugin allows you to restrict access to topic pages in a category. Topic titles will still show up in topic lists, search, user activity & digest emails. This is a great way to advertise the activity in a “members-only” category, which may charge for access.

It IS NOT designed to keep the contents of the category 100% private - if someone is determined enough they will be able to piece together the content from search results.

Each category has a couple of new settings:

“Locked down” topics will show a (configurable) icon in the topic list if the user does not have access:

Once clicked, unauthorised users will be redirected to a defined URL (e.g. your payment gateway). This link can be internal or external. The static pages plugin works great for this.

Plugin repository: https://github.com/davidtaylorhq/discourse-category-lockdown

Thanks to @DiscourseMetrics.com for funding the development of this plugin.


Is this new category access a feasible feature? "see topic title"
Login required to see topic info
Private category
Show Category and Topic Titles for users without access
Making topics private and visible for not logged in users
(Evgeny) #2

Hello. I have a question. How important is it to use quotes, for example:

category_lockdown_enabled: "Enable discourse-category-lockdown?" in this file?


(Régis Hanol) #3

When the translation fits in one line, quotes are optional.