Hide Knowledge base categories and content for users

  • 25 July 2019
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Sometimes you don’t want to make your articles and categories visible for everybody. In this article you will learn how to make private categories and hide the articles it contains for the big audience.


Private category


Private categories are, unlike public categories, viewable by users that have a user role that you granted permission to view the category. Users that do not have the right permission won’t be able to see the knowledge base category and the articles it contains.


Create a private category


1. Go to Control → Platform → Knowledge Base

2. Click Add category. Name your category and give it a short description. Select if user activity (users commenting on articles) will contribute towards statistics and ranks, the default is yes. Upload a hero image and a thumbnail image.

3. In the Permissions panel revoke Category visibility for the following user roles
  • Super User
  • Registered User
  • Users Awaiting E-mail Confirmation
  • Waiting for moderator approval
  • Unregistered / Not Logged In
  • Banned users


Tip: You can give explicit access to a segment of users. Create a custom user role, assign users to this role, grant category visibility to this user role. These users can now see this knowledge base category and the articles it contains.

4. Click Save


Make a public category private


1. Go to Control → Platform → Knowledge Base

2. Select the category where you want to order the articles and click Edit

3. Click Permissions

4. Revoke Category visibility for the following user roles
  • Super User
  • Registered User
  • Users Awaiting E-mail Confirmation
  • Waiting for moderator approval
  • Unregistered / Not Logged In
  • Banned users
5. Click Save changes

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Hi, is there a way to hide a specific topic from an un-logged in user? I’m not talking about archiving an outdated article, but about having a topic removed from non logged-in user visibility.

 

Contexte : We intend to open our community to non logged in users, but we don’t want them to have access to all content that is published on our community and want to be able to monitor topic visibility per topic (not category).

 

Thanks 

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