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

We’ll get it added soon.

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Anyone tested this recently with the latest version of Discourse? This plugin is crucial to my site but also has broken my site during upgrades :man_facepalming:

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I have it active on a test instance alongside the following plugins and components without issues. 2.7.0.beta9 ( 4da86210f8 )


Sorry if it’s a silly question, but I’m trying to make a Discourse with the following requirements:

  1. Unregistered users can see all topic but restricted to only 3 posts per topic.
  2. Registered (and paid) users have access to everything.

After 3 posts per topic, a ‘Register to view more’ box will be shown.
Is it possible with this plugin? Or any built-in feature. Sorry, I’m new to Discourse. Thank you, all for the wonderful work. Thanks in advance!

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No. This is a very specific requirement which would need some bespoke work to be done.

@fzngagan Would this plugin also work with the Discourse-docs: Documentation Management Plugin and Discourse Docs Card Filter Component? My idea is to have closed categories’ cards as well as their posts showing in /docs as well. so that users will be redirected to the URL.

Apparently the TC pulls the categories this way (source):

  categoryInfo(category) {

The discourse-category-lockdown plugin breaks the Discourse Chat (Alpha). they seem to be incompatible. Too bad since the category lock is a great plugin and chat is coming up strong.


There is no workaround?

Everything broke in 2019. Maybe everything is still broken…

No, we’re using this in production since 2018 or so.

Did you see this?

Have you tried it with the chat plugin?

I was merely responding to the suggestion that the entire plugin was broken since 2019.

And did you see this?


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Just to check, so this commit means it does currently work with Chat?

@Mr.X_Mr.X @matenauta

Ah. No sorry. That’s what I expected was the case, but I wasn’t clear. It’s hard to make sense of this topic that spans years!

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Just to update this topic. Am using this plugin and no actual errors or bugs that I know off.


Haven’t upgraded my Discourse instance in a long time and this plugin is a key part of my community. Is it still supported in latest version?


yes, its working @dylanb
my discourse is 2.9.0.beta9 version (september/2022)

thank you for sharing @fzngagan
very useful to me


Is it possible to continue the development of this plug-in to restrict the content viewing for unauthorized users? User Page Activity listing to be more specific.

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I cannot seem to find a way to activate the lock to redirect a category to a single URL? How do I do that?

Does this plugin work alongside Topic List Excerpts, to show excerpts on the list of topics?