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Creating Multiple User Types and Custom Profile Pages

  • ch1n3s3b0y



    I’m new to BuddyPress (not WordPress) and there are a couple of things I’m struggling to work out. I have searched on this but cannot seem to find anything conclusive.

    I am building a new site and need to have two different user types, ‘experts’ and ‘customers’. I need each of those to have completely different profile page layouts. I am having trouble figuring out how to have more than one user type within BuddyPress and also how they can each have a custom profile page.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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  • djsteveb


    @ch1n3s3b0y – there are options to create your own profile fields, so you could add a new profile field with a radio button eg – choose customer or expert.

    There are also different membership plugins and stuff that might enhance that a bit more – plugins like s2member.. maybe even something like press permit…

    as far as having a different profile page for each – I think that is going to take some fancy custom coding.. some if then statements and such.. you will likely have to post on a job board to get someone with some skills on that.. it may be tempting to custom code a theme like this – but ultimately I think it would be better to custom code a couple of plugins and drop those into a sidebar or something – eg – “if bp_profile-field-2=customer” then display these fields / this code…

    IF you custom mod up a theme and things change in the future where you theme has issues with new buddypress, or you want something different for another reason – then it will be more custom coding to bring over your custom profiles stuff..

    just some random thoughts from a BP user – I am not an expert on any of this.



    Thanks @djsteveb.

    I guess I could do it that way. The layouts are quite different for each of the user types, so I could use an if else on the profile template and just have the code for both in their, not sure if that’s the most efficient way to do it though.

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