Restricting Website Access

Your website can be public, private, or a mix of both. You can even restrict access to certain areas of your site using member lists. Here’s a rundown of where you can edit the privacy settings for every page on your site.

Default Privacy Settings, Forums, and the Wiki

Head to the Website Settings section under your Settings tab to make your entire website private, or to limit who is able to view and contribute to your forums and wiki.

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The Forums settings are global - it is not possible to set different permissions for each category you create.

You may set different permissions for each Wiki page you create. Visit the page you want to edit and the permission settings can be found below the text editor.

Member Directory

Head to the Settings tab and click on Members to set privacy settings for your member directory.

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Further down the page, you can specify what information and which member lists you want to display in the directory.

Email Archive

Head to the Settings tab and click on Emails to set privacy settings for emails sent to your entire group.

E-mails sent to member lists are only visible in the archive to list members by default, but you can make them visible to the entire group by clicking on the Customize e-mail archive for member lists link and unchecking the Restrict archive access to list members only? box

Files & Photos

Head to the Settings tab and click on Files & Photos to set privacy settings for the files and photos uploaded to your entire group.

The privacy settings chosen here apply to the entire Files & Photos page. It’s not possible to restrict access to select files or file folders.

Events

Each individual event you create must be assigned either a public or private status.

Making an event "private" means that the event will only be visible on your site to logged in, registered members.
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Custom Pages

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You set privacy permissions for every page you create on an individual basis. Visit the page and click on the Edit button and the privacy settings can be found below the text editor.