bbPress - Controlling Access to Topics
It's possible to control the access level to specific topics within a forum. To do that, you can edit the topic in your WordPress admin and define the restrictions just like you can do on forums.
For example, let's say you have an open forum but want to publish a topic in it that only certain members can see. Simply create or edit the topic, define its restrictions, and publish it.
In the screenshot above, we have configured a topic that lives in the Unrestricted Forum so that it can only be viewed by members with a Premium membership.
Members with a Premium membership will be able to read the topic, seen in the screenshot below.
Members without a Premium membership will not be able to read the topic, as seen in the screenshot below.
That's all there is to it. The bbPress add-on is a simple, yet powerful solution for controlling access to your bbPress forums.