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  • visiongaiatechnology
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    @visiongaiatechnology

    Aloha honored Buddypress Forum,

    I have been trying for some time to implement a function in Buddypress to enable my users to create channels as well as normal groups.

    In the channels only administrators and moderators should be able to publish posts but for example the chat should remain available for the users. The idea is that users can follow a channel that shares specific information but should not be hidden or closed.

    Unfortunately, all attempts to write a custom plugin as an extension have so far only triggered a fatal error.

    Maybe you have a solution for me.

    Best regards

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  • Venutius
    Moderator

    @venutius

    Can you code?


    visiongaiatechnology
    Participant

    @visiongaiatechnology

    Let’s put it this way: I’m just learning how to do it and this is one of my first projects 🙂


    Venutius
    Moderator

    @venutius

    https://wordpress.com/plugins/bp-fan-page

    This is an old plugin of mine, which I think still works, and is simple enough to tweak in order to create a group type called Channel, and there are some customisation options built in.

    Technically, you could fork it and pretty much just so a search and relace on the word fan to the word channel and that would work.

    But I’d be happy to work with you to add an extra option for a channel page. I’d want you to do most of the work though. I’ve only just got back into coding after a lot of time away. BuddyPress plugins are not a high priority for me, but yes I’d be happy to help you teach yourself programming by manging my plugin.


    xavimass
    Participant

    @xavimass

    BuddyPress doesn’t have this functionality built-in, there are potential approaches you can explore:
    While your attempts at a custom plugin haven’t been successful, it’s still a viable option.
    Post your error logs and relevant code snippets on the BuddyPress forum thread you linked. Experienced developers can analyze and identify the issue or Hire a WordPress developer experienced with BuddyPress customizations. They can create a more robust and error-free plugin.

    Several plugins might achieve a similar result, though not always with exact feature parity:
    Creates exclusive groups where only admins and moderators can post, but members can still access content and chat.

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