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I get the same thing. When I go to /wp-admin. I get an error
Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at …/wp-content/themes/mychildtheme/functions.php
Fitz, LMS’s would be yet another good purpose for roles in buddypress. Not sure why we’re not getting a response here. Seems like a big issue.
Here’s a little bump of requests, and reasons for added user capability management and/or user roles in buddypress. Sorry for the list, but it seems like there is some resistance in the BP community to doing this, while there are many requests for it.
This couldn’t be done without user roles:
Because clearly you won’t want to all anybody to make a group “sticky”
A recommendation to hack buddypress to create roles:
Crazy use of multiple wp plugins to create user roles for bp, with no success:
End of this thread about restricting group creation
Another shaky attempt to restrict group creation
Unanswered request for user capabilities management admin
Another request not answered:
“Providing that flexibility is nice. However, with the exception of groups, there is no reason that the current BP core components need to offer the ability to assign roles. Why would a user want to grant someone the right to control their personal content? Facebook and Twitter don’t offer users that option.” — Jeff Sayre
Hi Jeff, sorry to reopen this topic, but I think it needs a revisiting.
The ability to easily hook into wp user capabilities and extend them to buddypress user capabilities is useful in several social network contexts. And, I hope buddypress is trying to be a more flexible platform than facebook or twitter since it is an open source platform that developers would like to be robust and scalable. I understand the idea of an egalitarian social network like facebook, etc. However, there are many social contexts in which a hierarchical social network structure might be needed. Furthermore, adding the flexibility to developers as an additional component of buddypress would not complicate it’s egalitarian default settings.
One example of a hierarchical context is an educational institution with Administrators, Professors, Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Students, Prospective Students, Alumni, etc.:
As it is now, there are only bbPress roles within groups (which are needed). However, without the ability to assign capabilities within buddypress outside the scope of groups, it is nearly impossible to create capabilities restrictions such as:
user_may_delete_comment (e.g. spam or inappropriate comments)
and so on.
In particular, the ability to restrict certain users from creating groups has been a topic in many other forums about buddypress. Yet, it hasn’t been well addressed.
I’m after it too vonkanehoffen. I’d have thought there would be lots of people in this boat.
It seems the buddypress developers are discouraging the use of user capabilities in buddypress. They don’t want it to be used for content management. I’m not sure why. I think it is a mistake. It makes buddypress look like a hanging appendage off of wordpress. It doesn’t allow buddypress to integrate seamlessly into wordpress’s blog engine.