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How does Buddypress handle roles and permissions?

  • Avatar of estevancarlos
    estevancarlos
    Member

    @estevancarlos

    I haven’t used Buddypress yet but I am considering it. It may depend on how it uses roles and permissions. Can anyone tell me more about that? I’m seeking a way to limit what types of users to access certain forums, etc.

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Not really possible at the moment. Every user is a wp subscriber.

    Avatar of estevancarlos
    estevancarlos
    Member

    @estevancarlos

    Shucks. Any plugins that may solve this?

    Avatar of meg@info
    meg@info
    Participant

    @megainfo

    you should implement or extend the roles of wordpress to work with, another solution is to use buddypress profile field’s and BuddyPress xProfiles ACL plugin to define roles

    Avatar of mrjarbenne
    mrjarbenne
    Participant

    @mrjarbenne

    You can limit access to forums by putting them behind private groups. By default, your members have the ability to post on the activity stream, but limiting access to groups, either by setting the Buddypress Admin panel to only allow Admins to create groups, or by using the Limit Group Creation plugin, you can keep your users out of certain forums.

    Currently there is no out-of-the-box way to allow read-only access to a buddypress install; but given that it’s a SOCIAL network, it isn’t really a logical functionality to have: seems anti-social.

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