Here you go!
This should get you started. You'll need to edit the composer.tpl, or inject html at composer load, checking if the post is a new topic.
Is there a way for a private category to show the topics in that category, yet not the actual post unless you are a registered user?
Anyone know how I may add this?
@torn2 you mean... make the topic title a link to the topic only if the user is logged in?
@pichalite I want visitors to see the topic titles in visible categories, but not be able to read the actual post when they click on the topic.
@torn2 edit the theme template to remove the link to the topic if the user is a guest so they can't get to the topic page.