Public and Private Categories

(Dave Fowler) #1

Hey guys,

If we want most categories and new topics to be private, but then a few categories limited to staff only to be public, can we do that with discourse? How best do we set that up?


(Jeff Wong) #2

you’ve got category edit button on the upper-right side of the screen. There is a category security tab which allows things like staff-only to post/reply/read.

Then you can allow a group like trust_level_0 (everyone) so that everyone can read it, but cannot post. Is that what you want?

(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #3

Categories can be made private by removing the everyone permission.

As far as “most new topics…” that’s going to depend on the category the topic is created in.

As for setting a default, that’s been discussed here and here. I’m not sure if a solution was implemented.