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Request Features – Group Plugin

  • Avatar of Cristiano
    cristiano
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    @cristiano

    Groups (Plugin)

    • Customizable group fields

    When users create a group, they are asked to provide some information about it. This information is entered into fields that you, the admin, can create in the control panel. These fields can be any of several types, including text fields, pull-down boxes, multi-line text areas, radio buttons, dates, and so forth. These fields can be made required, and special error messages can be specified.

    • Group categories

    You may want to allow your users to categorize their groups by subject, location, etc. Categorized groups make it easier for users to find and join groups that interest them. As the admin, you can create an unlimited number of group categories and subcategories.

    • Browse groups

    Users can browse groups by category or search for groups by keyword. This makes it easy for them to find and join groups that interest them.

    • Group photo album

    If allowed, each group is given its own photo album. Like normal albums, limits can be placed on the allowed file types and image dimensions. If allowed by the group leader, comments can be posted on these photos.

    • Membership rankings

    Groups can contain three levels of membership: Leaders, officers, and members. When someone creates a group, they are automatically made the leader of that group. Leadership can be transferred to another user if desired. Leaders can also appoint officers, who have limited administration abilities such as approving/rejecting new members, changing the group settings, and so forth. Members can view the group’s content, but cannot alter its settings.

    • Membership approval/rejection

    Groups can optionally be set to “allow new members by approval only.” This means that when a prospective new member requests to join the group, they must first be approved by the group leader or officers.

    • Membership invitations

    Group leaders and officers can send invitations to other users to become members of their group. If they so choose, members are notified by email when they receive an invitation.

    • Custom CSS styles

    If allowed, leaders or officers can insert their own custom CSS styles to give their groups a more personalized appearance.

    • Comments

    If allowed, group memebers can post comments on their group. This is an effective way to allow group members to communicate in an open way.

    • Group Discussion Board

    Each group includes a built-in discussion board, allowing group members to post threaded discussion topics.

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  • Avatar of Jimcipriani
    jimcipriani
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    @jimcipriani

    Hear, hear!

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    The first is already done http://bp-dev.org/projects/#groups-extra

    I second these:

    * Group categories – You may want to allow your users to categorize their groups by subject, location, etc. Categorized groups make it easier for users to find and join groups that interest them. As the admin, you can create an unlimited number of group categories and subcategories.


    For me, this would be super useful. I\’ll have a group for each of our residence halls (category \”housing\”), one for each of our sorority/fraternity groups (category \”greeks\”), one for each of our non-social student organizations (category \”student organization\” for which it would be cool if \”greek\” could be a subcategory, but I\’ll take what I can get), etc. We\’re going to have a LOT of groups, it would be very nice to be able to organize them somehow.


    * Browse groups – Users can browse groups by category or search for groups by keyword. This makes it easy for them to find and join groups that interest them.

    * Group photo album – If allowed, each group is given its own photo album. Like normal albums, limits can be placed on the allowed file types and image dimensions. If allowed by the group leader, comments can be posted on these photos.

    Avatar of abcde666
    abcde666
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    @erich73

    Group Discussion Board:

    I would like to see the possibility to be able to reply directly to a forum-post, so that:

    1)

    everybody understand to which forum-post my post refers to.

    2)

    the person I am replying to will receive an e-mail which notifies him that I have posted a feedback to his entry

    like threaded Forum and threaded Comment-system ( http://www.toni.org ).

    Currently, it is very hard to find my own forum-posts and replies to my post within BuddyPress. You agree ?

    Many thanks,

    Erich

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts on how to extend and expand BuddyPress!

    The best way to communicate your ideas to BP developers is through one (or both) of these links:

    http://buddypress.org/groups/buddypress-features

    http://trac.buddypress.org/newticket –> log into trac using your BuddyPress.org username and password, and create a new ticket for an enhancement request.

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