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bbP Members Only


Retricts bbPress to logged in/registered members.

All users who try to view any bbPress page and are not logged in will be redirected to the site homepage or optionally a URL provided in the settings.

This plugin also disables all bbPress shortcodes for non-members except the login, register, and reset password shortcodes.

Note: This plugin does not work when bbPress is used in conjunction BuddyPress.


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the plugin from Plugins page.

Or install from the dashboard like all the cool kids do.

Then go to Settings > Forums > Members Only to optionally set your redirect URL.


January 14, 2018
Does exactly what I need without any fuss!
September 3, 2016
Was looking around different role plugins and this just did that job smoothly and easily!
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Fixed grammar error in plugin settings description


  • Initial launch