Shut-down the forum / Turn-off posting


(Ahmed Abdelbar) #1

Hi everyone :slight_smile:

Is there an easy/quick way to shut down the forum or stop posting for a certain period of time? Other than changing all categories settings.

Any help would be much appreciated!


(Daniela) #2

Well, the easiest way is to setup your forum in read-only mode. This means that the site remains online and users can only read topics but can not interact (reply, open new topics, put Like etc).


(Ahmed Abdelbar) #3

Thanks Daniela :slight_smile: can you tell me how to do that?


(Ahmed Abdelbar) #4

Nevermind! looked it up and found out.


(Daniela) #5

Go to your https://your-site/admin/backups page and click the Enable read-only mode


(Daniela) #6

You can also configure a global alert that tells users that the site is paused, so they stay quiet :wink: