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Auto join group based on role

  • dcsenterprise


    I have users with the role of Vendor, based on WCVendors and WooCommerce.
    Once the person submits application to be a Vendor and it is accepted, the role of Vendor is added to them.

    I have a Group for Vendors. I need a way for them to be added to the Vendors Group once the role is added.

    This code to auto add new members to a group seems the likely place to start but I don’t know how to do it. Would someone PLEASE help me with this?

    //Automatically add new users to a group
    function automatic_group_membership( $user_id ) {
    if( !$user_id )
    return false;
    groups_accept_invite( $user_id, 2 );
    add_action( 'user_register', 'automatic_group_membership' ); 

    To a newbie like me seems like this can be altered to $role , correct?

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  • danbp


    Hi @dcsenterprise,

    in brief, the snippet tells 'user_register to add a new user automatically to a group after the register process.

    If this is the scenario you want to use, you have to ensure that the Vendor role is in a xprofile field or at least, that this role is somewhere on the user profile, added by the WC plugin.

    Assuming that it’s the case, you can use this:

    function automatic_group_membership( $user_id ) {
    if( !$user_id ) return false;
       $join_group = xprofile_get_field_data('WCRole', $user_id); // field name (case sensitive) containing the role
       // conditionnal
       if ($join_group == 'vendor') // role name
          $group_id = '8'; // the id of the Vendor group to auto-join
    // action
    groups_accept_invite( $user_id, $group_id );
    add_action( 'bp_core_activated_user', 'automatic_group_membership' );

    How it works ?

    – a field or select field on register page, with evtl. options
    field name = WCRole
    option0 = vendor
    option1 = manager
    option3 = director

    If several options for different groups, you simply add it as conditionnal to the function:

     $group_id =

    Hope to be clear !



    If the role is set to vendor and xprofile fields are not involved, then there is a WP hook for that.

    Assuming the group_id is 8, try:

    function jeffery_join_vendor_group( $user_id, $role, $old_roles ) {
    	if( $role == 'vendor' ) {
    		groups_accept_invite( $user_id, 8 );
    add_action( 'set_user_role', 'jeffery_join_vendor_group', 11, 3 );



    It’s been a while since I’ve been back here, but a belated THANK YOU to @shanebp and @danbp

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