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First Created
January 04, 2007, 05:37:11 PM
Last Updated
September 22, 2011, 02:21:56 AM

View Only Boards v1.2

Make boards visible on the board index
Compatible With 1.1.4, 1.1.7, 1.1.14, 2.0 Beta 4, 2.0, 2.0.1
Latest version v1.2
Downloads 40,162
Reviews 0
Rating 0/5
Subscribers 53
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Note: The package is compatible with SMF 1.1.14 and SMF 2 Gold. No new features are added.

Note: The package is compatible with both SMF 1.1.x and SMF 2 up to RC1.

View Only Boards - Modification for SMF
version 1.2c
© 2007-2011, Rudolf Martincsek
Make boards visible on the forum index based on member groups. The access permission is still valid.
There is a setting to allow the view of the board index (topic listing).
If the "topic listing" is disabled then users won't be able to enter the board and view the topics inside. Also topics and posts of the read only boards won't show up in the Latest Posts area, the recent post or in other places.
When enabled, the users can access the boards and view the topic titles. Topics and post will appear normally in the Latest POsts and Recent topics listings.
In no case will the users be able to view the *content* of a topic or post in a board that is "view only".

Install using the Package Manager in your forum's Admin section. Before you install this version make sure you uninstall any previous versions. This will not remove your settings.
This mod supports only the 'default' theme. (Note: The "default" one that came with SMF, and not your forum's default!) If you are using another theme or a modified version of this one you will have to apply the changes manually. If it seems to you that the something is not how you would expect, check that you modified your themes correctly.

Note: Uninstalling the mod will *not* remove your settings! Reinstalling or upgrading your mod will use the already existing settings.
Note: On SMF2 you can undo the changes done in your database.

Have fun!


View Only Boards 1.2c - Semptember 22, 2011
  ! Non-protected child boards appeared as protected when there were new posts and vice versa
  ! Change the default color of protected boards, posts

View Only Boards 1.2c - September 08, 2011
  ! Updated for SMF 2 Gold

View Only Boards 1.2a - January 11, 2009
  ! Updated for SMF 2

View Only Boards 1.2 - December 1, 2007
  + Rewrote the "engine" to make it forum-wide
  + Show posts in Latest Posts and Recent Post
  + Ability to customize the visual styles of the protected boards, topics and posts

View Only Boards 1.1 - April 14, 2007
  ! Child boards were not visible on the message index of a board
  ! Fixed errors when adding a board
  ! Fixed users being able to post in boards they could only see
  + Ability to protect the board's latest post information

View Only Boards 1.0 - January 4, 2007
  + First release
Manual installation info
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