Hi - I am wondering if there is a way to link access to categories of post based on contents of custom user profile fields?
I have a small forum for architects, intended mostly to support them with free and frank discussion about issues they face - which discussion can include unguarded comments that are not intended for the public.
I also have users who are members of the public who are interested in architecture - and I think it is important for architects and the public to be able to interact with each other as well (in a more guarded way).
The custom user profiles of architect members mostly all contain data confirming this from a drop down multi select list that was completed on signup
If I have two main topic categories ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ , is there a sensible way to restrict viewing access to the ‘Private’ category to architect members only, based on contents of that custom user profile field? (or perhaps even better, with a manual administrator only tick box, clicked once admin is satisfied the user is actually an architect)