Re: Private Buddy Press groups
When you create a group, you have the option of making it Public, Private or Hidden. Public groups are free for anyone to join, and their content is viewable by anyone. Private groups are listed in sitewide directories, so that others can see the group names and descriptions when searching and browsing for groups, but the content of the group can only be seen by group members. Group membership for private groups is controlled, so that a member can only join if they’ve requested membership or been invited by a current member. Hidden groups are like private groups, except that they do not appear in sitewide group listings and search.