I was wondering if there’s a way I can send people to a private signup / account creation link to my Discourse community that’s closed for public registration.
Yes, visit your user page and press the Invite button – or press the Invite button at the bottom of each topic to invite people to specific topics.
You will need to be Staff for this to work, as I recall.
I see on the page that I can send invites to people. But I’d like to have the ability to send a private link to people for them to signup (without making the signup button visible anywhere on the site, for general public to sign up)
You’ll see a “copy link” button on the resulting dialog. You need to click through to see that.
Those links are only for a single email address.
I was wondering if I can get a link I can share with many people… privately… to set up accounts to my private Discourse community.
This has been discussed before and unfortunately, this feature does not currently exist. See this topic for what is nevertheless possible: