Communities are a great way to increase member interaction and retention. However, sometimes you might want to lock specific topics and prevent people from posting in it.

This is a great way to create sort of “Announcement” based type of topics or even help you with community management.

How to prevent members from posting under a topic

Step 1: Access the Community tab at the top menu.

Step 2: From the sidebar, click on All topics.

Step 3: Click on “...” next to the topic you’d like to edit and select “Edit topic”.

Step 4: Under Options click on the “Only I can create new posts” option.

By doing that only you, as the creator, will be able to post create posts for this specific topic.

That’s all there is to it!

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