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WooCommerce Memberships

Power your membership association, online magazine, elearning sites, and more with access control to content/products and member discounts.

WooCommerce Memberships: bbPress integration

This would add the ability to restrict forums, topics, and replies from bbPress to members with WooCommerce memberships. This could also have advanced features, such as the ability to make profiles public / restricted.

bbPress users, what’s important to restrict? How would you like to protect forums to members?


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Last updated: July 5, 2015


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  1. anonymous says:

    I would like to restrict the entire forum to members too

  2. Morteza says:

    Oh please do this, this is really useful! everyone will use it

  3. N. Baykan Belirdi says:

    I would like to use and continue to purchase Woocommerce products, and together with bbpress or BuddyPress forum functionality. I do not want to quit using Storefront. Any chance to use, wooCommerce , Storefront theme and bbPress alltogether with a lovely view and functionality ? This is a must have thing for me. Kind Regards

  4. J S says:

    Any new progress?

  5. anonymous says:

    I would like to:
    (1) Associate one ore more forum to one membership and grant access to the forum to active members of the memberships only
    (2) Use also the “Hide only content” protect mode

  6. Lee Hardin says:

    I agree with Fidel Torres’ idea:
    “Give private forums for each member ship group. Allow nonmembers to access only public forums.”
    I would also add “or all private forums” in addition to just private forum access for their specific membership. For instance, VIP memberships get access to all private forums, etc.

  7. anonymous says:

    The admin should be able to decide that certain level members join automatically to bb groups, which is suitable for them. It is not always that the members want to discuss with other members who bought same memberships. Often it can be the opposite. For example buyers want to discuss with sellers and not with other buyers

  8. Rico says:

    A better integration with BBpress would be great! I’m trying to create an membership only forum

  9. anonymous says:

    It also be great to have it work witth active membership subscriptions to content and for it to automaticly change roles and access to the content once the subscription ends, cancels or failed payment… thank you.

  10. Intelligent Fanatics says:

    We would like better integration with bbPress, including inheriting permissions from parent forums, and an able to see topic titles but lock the topics for members only.

  11. Stillnessinyoga says:

    I am selling memberships – which includes a private forum – I need to be able to hide the forum from non members

  12. Robert Oglesby says:

    I would like to automatically set bbpress roles for new subscribers when they join based on the membership level they choose. Specifically I want to set some membership levels that can view but not post to topics and replies (bbpress role “spectator”) while others have both access and the ability to post (bbpress default role when they register of “participant”). This can be done manually now but to automate this process in the “edit membership plan > restrict content” page would be great.

  13. anonymous says:

    Almost all the membership plugins include bbpress integration

  14. Brent says:

    I have my forum set to spectate to keep out spammers and I really need to be able to set a users forum role to “X” when they purchase a membership.

  15. Tim Durden says:

    Inheritance would be great; being able to restrict forums and all topics (irrespective of accessing URLs directly), rather than applying this individually would be awesome.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I am not clear on one thing after reading the doc.

    Can you restrict access to all topics via direct url access or every time a new topic is created you have to restrict access to it, which seems a bit crazy.

    I have removed the forums from my XML sitemap and using the Yoast settings have set them to NoIndex but direct access still needs stopping.


  17. Brent says:

    I would love to see memberships integrated with the buddypress account page. Having the user access the members area from here makes the most logical sense.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I really want that membership gives auto access to a forum but particularly one that is only viewable by members not just only witable by members. We are currently using bbP Private Groups to make a forum private.. this seems very clumsy

  19. Edward Jerome says:

    I would like to have my clients use one username and password to access my woocommerce store plugin, my woocommerce membership plugin, and my woocommerce forum plugin.

    Thus I would love it if you could add features to the bbPress plugin and make those features match the features that are available with the woocommerce membership plugin.

    I hope I am making sense, since I have not had either a store, a membership area, or a forum. I just know I want my forum plugin to match the capabilities of the membership plugin. And I want my clients to be able to login to all three with only one username and password.

  20. Jessica says:

    Any improved compatibility would be appreciated! A single area to sign in to a website, where a user can manage their purchases of products and their membership subscriptions, plus update their forum details. It would make for a simple user experience! šŸ™‚

  21. James P. Mason says:

    I’d really like to find a way to assign a customer to a conversation based upon their purchase.

    Essentially, Customer A purchases a ticket to Event X, and gains access to the Event X forum to discuss getting together with other attendees. Even better if Event X could be divided into subgroups (10AM show, Noon Show, 2PM Show).

  22. Jason Wyatt says:

    I would like to be able to drip available subforums to members based on time.

  23. Maggie says:

    A forum to integrate with the membership and the subscriptions plugin would be perfect. This is the best possible combo to keep all your costumers coming back! Forums should be assigned to only certain members/subscriptions and a link to those forums should be emailed to the customers as soon as they buy the product/subscription! As always keep it simple, easy and straightforward for the clients.

  24. Jon Vooys says:

    Anyone have bbpress and woocommerce memberships working together with user restrictions? I find that my admin can view/comment/post all topics, but users with “participate” permissions cannot view any topic content. They can respond/post however but no content ever displays. Please reply if there is a work for this! Forum content must be hidden for anyone without the permission to view.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Would love a better integration !