"Will be opened later" status for category

Is there any theme component or plugin to notify users that a particular category is currently not accessible but will be opened later?

Thanks!

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Not that I’m aware of but there are probably workarounds. Where did you want it to display?

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I’m just looking for a quick solution now, maybe there is something else like ‘notification’ that category is accessible only for some users group to rewrite it for my case?
Any visual form is ok.
Thanks!

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Would the category still be visible to users but they can’t create topics?

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I want to keep the category without read access - to show a notification to the user that it will be opened later (or that it is accessible only for some groups).

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I like it. It’s kind of the opposite of the “hide category from listings” idea. You want it always to show up in the list, even if there’s not read access. Kind of like a filesystem.

Could be handy when you’re using various types of drip workflows, progressive promotion through group levels, etc. Let them see the milestones on the road map before they get there.

If Lounge were visible but not accessible to everyone, it might encourage more people to try for a higher trust level, for example. :slight_smile:

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Yes, in my case I want to show that we have stuff that user can archive growing in trust levels.
Or join a special group under some conditions.

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One workaround may be to use the top-level category for the “about Group X” materials, information about requirements to join the group, pointer to the application process, etc., and then use restricted subcategories for only group members.

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Yes, that’s a workaround but the price is quite high. -1 layer of possible subcategories just to inform users that there is something there.

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What about this? Category Previews

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Thanks! That looks awesome, I completely forgot about it.
p.s. Can’t find how to mark your answer as a solution

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