This additional plugin is necessary if you want to run member-only forums with bbPress and Groups. As the topics and replies in bbPress are custom post types, it is not sufficient to protect a forum using Groups. The topics and replies in a protected forum would still be accessible unless they are also protected. This plugin extends the access restrictions on a forum to its related topics. This also applies to replies posted on topics: replies posted on a topic will be accessible to users who can access the topic and the forum only. If additional access restrictions are set on a topic, its replies are protected by both the forum’s and the topic’s access restrictions.
How it works
Once a forum is protected by Groups, its related topics and replies are also protected automatically. You don’t need to set any additional access restrictions on those replies or topics. You can set additional access restrictions on topics and replies if desired. If you set an additional access restriction on a topic, the related replies will also be protected based on that. Restrictions are not extended to sub-forums automatically, if desired, any restrictions from a parent forum that should extend to sub-forums, must be set on those, too.
Download the plugin, go to Plugins > Add New and upload the plugin zip file (don’t extract its contents). Once uploaded, activate the Groups bbPress plugin to have topics and replies automatically protected based on forum access restrictions.
On your WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New and search for “groups bbpress“. Click “Install Now” on the entry named “Groups bbPress” by itthinx. Alternatively, you can download and install groups-bbpress-1.0.0 or get the latest version from the plugin page on WordPress.org Groups bbPress.
It’s obvious, you need to have these installed and running to make use of this plugin: