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(NE) Hide content 4.2.0

$25 · Renewal Term: $10/year

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As of v4.0.1, this application now provides the ability to hide content from specific groups, within the Forums/Pages/Calendar applications:

Content which can be configured to be hidden at present includes:

  • All content
  • Attachments
  • Audio
  • Code
  • Images
    • locally attached
    • remotely embedded
    • include/exclude emojis/emoticons
  • Links
    • internal links
    • internal embeds
    • external links
    • @mentions
  • Quotes
  • Spoilers
  • Video
    • locally attached
    • remotely embedded

Additional settings exist to perform the following:

  • First post in a forum topic can be allowed to display content, with replies then hiding the content
  • Granularity exists in Pages & Calendar to allow hiding of content in Records/Events and/or Comments and/or Reviews
  • Allow search engines to view hidden content (note: be aware that this is considerd 'cloaking' - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloaking)
  • Merge multiple instances of 'hidden' message (example: content contains 5 images, setting will force only 1 message to be displayed as opposed to 5)
  • Convert images to links within quotes
  • For guests, forcing display of the thumbail (if it exists) of an image instead of the full size image
    • includes ability to not show the image at all, instead presenting a login prompt to the guest

Edited by Nathan Explosion
Updating for upcoming v4.0.1 release

What's New in Version 4.0.1   See changelog


This is a big rewrite of the application - since it began life in November 2016 as my first attempt at a plugin, it has turned into a bit of a beast. And this beast needed taming to change how the content was inspected, to simplify adding in additional items to be hidden should it need to be done and also to remove some kludges that were in place to achieve certain things requested over the years.

v4.0.1 also includes the following:


  • added ability for audio attachments to be hidden
  • added ability to hide content in Pages database reviews (was already possible with comments)
  • added ability to limit number of Pages database reviews shown when using the 'Hide all content' functionality (was already possible with comments)
  • added ability to hide content in Calendar events/comments/reviews
  • added ability to limit number of Calendar event reviews & comments shown when using the 'Hide all content' functionality
  • content loaded via inline notifications is now processed, and content hidden as configured (https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/434067-ne-hide-replies-from-guests/?do=findComment&comment=2869307)
  • added ability to suppress the inline 'New replies' notification in topics (if hiding all content & limiting number of replies displayed)
  • added ability to enclose 'Hide all content' message in an "ipsMessage" box


  • settings controller name changed to provide uniqueness (note: if administrator restriction has previously been used to restrict access to settings, please revisit to apply restriction again)
  • some minor language string updates
  • removed several redundant language strings


  • fixed issue with 'Spoiler' account settings impacting ability to hide videos if both spoilers & videos are chosen to be hidden in the content.

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· Edited by PPlanet

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Great and pretty straight forward plugin. The latest addition of other user groups apart from guests expands its potential greatly, particularly if you plan to monetise different areas of your forum by limiting access to some content. The also newly added selection mode between including or excluding subforums is something that IPS should be using across the board, as it's a must for sites with many subforums. Very receptive author who is attentive to users needs and incorporates solutions in his product.

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

What a great little app!  The only thing I could possibly think of to improve on would be to provide one message in a forum topic asking the guest to register or log in to view the rest of the thread instead of repeating the same message for every reply.  However, this does not detract from the effectiveness of this app, which is worth more than what the author humbly asks for.  Well done @Nathan Explosion!

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· Edited by JReviews

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This plugin does everything it promises! I had a few issues to get started and Nathan was very responsive and quick to solve them 👍  The plugin is a bargain at its current price with this level of support.

I have one suggestion which would make it more suitable for my particular needs and that's to allow hiding the reply comment everywhere, including:

  • Search results
  • Activity stream
  • User profile

It would also be great if in the topic details, instead of replacing the comments for each post, it would just show the original post and then a single block below it with the replacement text. For topics with many pages of replies, it just doesn't look great to have dozens of replies asking the user to log in.

I am considering purchasing pages now to build a documentation and there I am thinking of showing part of the page, and then hiding the rest of the content. Would be nice if a tag could be inserted in pages. after which the content is hidden.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Awesome plugin! Thank you for creating it. Hiding the content of the posts is the best strategy to make guests sign up... or leave.

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Philip Krasilnikov

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Hello! I have installed the extension at my forum and set up to hide images and attachments for guests. So when I attach file to the post it is hidden, but if I insert the image at toolbar inside of the post, than the image is shown to guests. Could you please help me to resolve the issue?

Response from the author:

If you post in the provided support topic, then I will provide support.

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· Edited by FullExtremoVIP

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

thanks for solving the problem

one of the best plugins 


:thumbsup: :wub:


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