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Automatically create a BuddyPress group for each WordPress Post and link them?

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    creation2
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    @creation2

    Say you wanted to have a movie review website, where each WordPress Post is about a specific movie, and you want to create a whole discussion/group around that movie via a BuddyPress Group. Is there an easy way to automatically create a BuddyPress Group when you make a new WordPress Post? Perhaps the BuddyPress Group would share the same title as the WordPress Post.

    To take it a step further, can you use attributes of the BuddyPress Group within WordPress Posts? For example, displaying a link to the BuddyPress group at the bottom of the WordPress Post, or members of the group to let people reading the review know who is already discussing it, or showing the last BuddyPress Forum Post in the WordPress Post?

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Why posts and not just use the groups from the start?

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    creation2
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    @creation2

    Well, I’d like to keep the reviews and the conversations separate for a few reasons.

    (1) People who go to a movie review site might not necessarily want to read the conversation or be part of a “group”.

    (2) I want to use some kind of AJAX filtering where people can sort the reviews dynamically, I’m not sure how easy it would be to configure BuddyPress to use custom AJAX filtering (if there is, I’d love to hear about it, might convince me to just use groups from the start). If I have several hundred movie reviews, and they each have a group, can I do some organizing/filtering based on genre, date of release, etc?

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    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    1. If I visit a reviews site, I want to read reviews so I don’t see how the conversation should be separate.
    2. You can use group meta to store data on a group and then filter the groups listing.
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    creation2
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    @creation2

    For the first point, what I meant was some people like reading just an “official” review of a movie by the main reviewer, and may not want to read commentary by others in the community.

    So you’re saying with group meta I can create a new filter in the Order By drop down menu? Or create a completely different interface for displaying the list of groups based on any number of criteria?

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