I would like to allow users to view the first post of a thread but force them to log in if they want to read the rest of the replies, as well as force them to log in to download files and media
While allowing Google robots access to index the entire page skipping that blocking
In the next 4-5 weeks
NO LONGER NEEDED, THANK YOU @merefield
Have you looked at: Guest Gate Theme Component?
Perhaps you could fund @dodesz to make any additional functionality you need …
Wow that is exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much!
I think in this case the Gated Topics in Category theme component could be a better choice. It will allow to read a section the OP (first post).