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Advice please – can Buddypress do this…?

  • TheBeefChief


    I’m looking to set Buddypress up as a subdomain of my main site, or possible in a subfolder. I’d like to have to user levels with different access capabilities. They would work something like this:

    USER A. A basic account allowing the user to enter some very basic profile information, send PMs, view other profile pages and leave comments, and participate in certain forum sections.

    USER B. A full account, allowing the user to set up a full profile with photos, links, etc, etc, plus have access to everything else and to forum sections hidden to USER A level members.

    Does that make sense? Is that something I could do out of the box with Buddypress/with plugins, or would it need some custom development?

    Also, how well does it integrate with an existing site? Could I have it in its own section within an existing site, or would it be best to set it up on a subdomain/subfolder?

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  • Roger Coathup


    It would need custom development.

    It’s fine integrating with an existing (WordPress) site.



    Thanks for the speedy reply.

    OK, so how about this – is this possible?

    USER A is a standard WordPress user and can view all pages on site, including Buddypress user profiles. No profile of their own or ability to send PMs necessary.

    USER B is a Buddypress user and can create profile, groups etc.

    Roger Coathup


    There is not difference between WordPress users and BuddyPress users – they are the same thing on a BuddyPress enabled site.

    You would be best using WordPress user capabilities, and then some logic in your template code to authorise / reauthorise access based on those capabilities.

    Just about anything is possible if you are a good PHP developer.

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