I am working for a research entity that provides collaboration tools to researchers or teams to help them working and to stimulate openscience.
One of the tools is getting old so I am prospecting new solutions. It is a WordPress website with several buddy* plugins so that it better looks like a collaboration plateform. One of the buddy* plugins is bbPress which provides the ability to manage forums (but in the very old way you know…).
In this configuration, members from teams can create public or private forum. I know Discourse as simple user for a while and I like how it works so I wonder if we could use this tool instead.
I’ve seen in other topics there is a WP Discourse plugin, but it requires a running instance elsewhere. I have also read we can deal with groups and private categories but as I don’t have any admin account, I can’t experiment this.
Is it possible to easily manage public and private topics?
In particular, is Discourse designed for this purpose or would it be a trick?
I would like to have members belonging to groups and only be able to see/create topics within their own group.
Any feedback is welcome
PS: please forgive my poor english