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Restrict friends on Buddypress

  • Avatar of montanamind
    montanamind
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    @montanamind

    Hello, I’m hoping someone can help me or point me in the right direction. I am new to Buddypress (1.6.4) and WordPress (3.5.1). I was wondering if there is anyway in Buddypress to limit who a user can become friends with. For instance, a professor can be friends with anyone, students can be friends with each other and professors, and parents can only be friends with their child and professors. I have been doing quite a bit of research but haven’t found anything yet. Thanks in advance!

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  • Avatar of Brajesh Singh
    Brajesh Singh
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    @sbrajesh

    You can do that by easily filtering on this hook
    `
    bp_get_add_friend_button
    `
    If you can provide the code you are using to differentiate a user type(parents/student/professor), It will be super easy to put the complete code.

    Avatar of montanamind
    montanamind
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    @montanamind

    I’m not quite sure how to do this. I was thinking of just creating another field in the profile and filling it in with either professor, student, or parent of student. Can I use this field to filter on? Am I making things more complicated or am I heading in the right direction? Thank you again in advance!

    Avatar of Brajesh Singh
    Brajesh Singh
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    @sbrajesh

    I will suggest going via the user meta route. You can add a user meta to define type of user. that will give you a lot of flexibility in future while searching/listing users.

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