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Associating Member Profiles

  • Marj Wyatt


    I’m no stranger to WordPress but Buddypress is somewhat new territory for me. At this time, I’m developing a community site. Below I’ve listed the versions
    wp v3.5.1
    bp 1.7.1 (theme compatibility)
    theme framework is Genesis v1.9.2
    dev url:

    My client is “emotionally prepared” to have to set up individual profiles separately but she would like to have the ability to associate profiles of family members within a member’s profile. BP-Xprofiles extends the fields that I can create but my puzzle is how to actually create an extended profile field that will permit members to select other members who are family members.

    I found this forum link that looks as though it would provide a method of producing this list for selection:

    As was noted in the thread that led me to the above link, there is very little documentation available on this brand new feature.

    I’ve written many sites that leverage custom post types and I can imagine that this would allow a user to enter their family member profile links. Presenting this additional content to the single member profile output, would work but it isn’t as elegant as I was hoping for.

    Has anyone got any hints or ideas on the best way to approach this?

    Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts.

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  • meg@info



    You can add new field as Text field, and save the ids of the members who are family members as json object or ids separated by ;

    In front end, member select members family by tapping the name/nickname of the members
    (you can use jquery select2 plugin with ajax of course).

    You need to add filters before saving profil fileds, and before printing.

    Hope this little idea can help you.



    I hope this doesn’t sound stupid, but I’m new to BuddyPress and Woocommerce. I have 3 levels of members at my site. How do I create different levels of members in BuddyPress? I’m also confused as to setting up the General Settings for Subscribers. What do I set it to to connect the member profile to the Woocommerce when a purchase is made. Hope I’m making this clear. Here is my website:

    Please do not jump in on other peoples threads (hijacking), start your own thread please on your particular issue, otherwise threads become jumbled and confused.



    I’m sorry, I’m new here so I didn’t know.

    Marj Wyatt


    @meg@info … thanks for the suggestion and the ref over to the Select2 page.



    Has anyone figured out how to accomplish Marj request. I need this feature as well.

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