Re: Looking for simple way to make an 'Announcement' type group
I’ve decided it’s easy to do. You just create a public group and add a little check box which ‘make this an announcement only group’ then add that data to group meta. Then for groups where that is checked, remove the activity stream input box and the forum post box. now it is just a matter of finding the proper do_action hooks to make it happen. Or more klunkly and less secure – just hide those things with CSS. I’ll have a simple plugin done by the end of the (long) day hopefully. The buddypress code, while complex, is very well documented and written so it is not so hard to figure out. Kudos to the excellent developers!
I’ll check out the group blog plugin again. i was going to use it anyway for certain groups, thanks.