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  • Avatar of zgreen
    Zgreen
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    @zgreen

    Is there a way for a buddypress user to join all public groups at once, not one by one? I was thinking to either grant them membership to all public groups at signup, or provide an easier way for my visitors to do so later.

    The reason is that I intend to prevent regular members from creating groups. Instead, an admin or editor would set up 20 – 30 groups that cover all main topics in a niche field. However, it isn’t pretty if each user has to manually join all those public groups one by one.

    Has anyone done something similar? Any pointer would be greatly appreciated. My setup is WP (single) and buddypress (all latest releases). bbpress is the built-in version.

    Thanks!

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  • Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
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    @xevo

    Hook into the register function and add the user to all public groups in your database, shouldn’t be that hard.

    Avatar of zgreen
    Zgreen
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    @zgreen

    Xevo,

    Thanks. Does it mean I need to do that for each user, or can make a global change that applies to all users? Still new to all this….more details would be greatly appreciated!

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
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    @crashutah

    You’ll have to know some coding to do this. This will get you started if you know some code.

    You can add the hook to the following:
    add_action( ‘bp_core_signup_user’, ‘join_all_public_groups’, 10, 3 ); //For WP
    add_action( ‘bp_core_activated_user’, ‘join_all_public_groups’, 10, 3 );//For WPMU

    Then, in the “join_all_public_groups” function, you can use this call to have them join groups: groups_join_group( $group_id, $user_id ); You’ll just need to loop through the list of groups.

    Avatar of techguy
    techguy
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    @crashutah

    Or…it looks like this plugin might fit your need: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-auto-group-join/

    Avatar of mrjarbenne
    mrjarbenne
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    @mrjarbenne

    The Welcome Pack plugin allows you to suggest Groups your users should join at sign-up. It doesn’t force the issue, but does make it easier for you to highlight groups that really represent the basis for your community.

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    techguy
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    @crashutah

    @mrjarbenne That’s right. You can also turn on an option in Welcome Pack to force the issue too. Just click the help button at the top of the Welcome Pack plugin for details.

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    Beck B
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    @beckb

    @crashutah, do you know if that Welcome Pack force acceptance trick (define( 'WELCOME_PACK_AUTOACCEPT_INVITATIONS', true );) has to be done in wp-config, or would it work in a (child) theme’s functions.php?

    Wish I could easily auto-force the group but not the friends. Hm. More to think on….

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