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BP networking among peers only (restricted groups)

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    aravere
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    @aravere

    Using WP Version 3.8.1, BP Version 1.8.1

    Hi- two questions:

    1) BP accepts usernames w spaces, but WP won’t. Thus new students get error message (and no access) from WP. Solution? And why does BP allow a usernames that is not valid w WP?

    2) Can BuddyPress be customized so that users from one school course cannot network with users from another? Or network only in their age group?

    I have a school, and want to make sure younger students can network w their peers, but are safe from older students and adults. Likewise, I’d like adult students to be free to network with adult students, with younger students not having access to adult students.

    Possible? Any BP developers want to help me achieve this on our school’s site?

    Thanks!

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    mrjarbenne
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    @mrjarbenne

    I think you are probably looking for something like this: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-multi-network/ which in tandem with the wp multi networks plugin list in the write-up, would allow you to create sub-networks across your school.

    Alternatively, you could use the groups to separate this activity. Create three top level groups for primary, intermediate/senior, adults, and then create sub-groups underneath. You would need the Group Hierarchy plugin to pull this off.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-group-hierarchy/

    Plan B is the easier path.

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    mrjarbenne
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    @mrjarbenne

    BTW, it’s best to break up your questions into separate threads, so dudes like me who don’t know how to answer your first question can help issues get resolved, and provide a cleaner experience for someone searching the forums for a similar issue.

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    aravere
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    @aravere

    mrjarbenne- thanks a lot for the suggestion! This could be great. :) I will give it a try and let you know how it goes. And I’ll remember to break up my questions to one per post. :)

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    mrjarbenne
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    @mrjarbenne

    Cool. Good luck with it. Breaking up your questions also means that someone doesn’t look quickly at this thread and assume everything is solved. Hope it works out.

    BTW: Found this that might help the other issue. Haven’t tested it but Brajesh is a brilliant dude so I assume it will probably work. Just follow along on the comment thread below the snippet: it’s hard to tell if he updated the code, or just suggested how to do so.

    http://buddydev.com/buddypress/prevent-spaces-in-wordpressbuddypress-usernames/

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    aces
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    @aces

    @aravere

    Try upgrading to bp 1.9+ it has had some attention in the user name area: https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5185 and https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4622

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    aravere
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    @aravere

    Thanks, aces- just upgraded to 1.9.2.

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