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Creating User Class Systems Out/Inside Buddypress


  • zelda16
    Participant

    @zelda16

    Hi there,

    I was just wondering if you could help me; I’m trying to start a Buddypress sub-community on my existing website. We currently have a user system that enables the use of our services; however I was trying to create a forum as a sub-page on our website and a community from that. I realised, however, that WP was finding it difficult to distinguish users on our current system with users of Buddypress. Is there a way of creating a completely separate user-type for Buddypress, so as to prevent cross-over from our two systems?

    I want to work towards:
    -Different details required for our user system than Buddypress
    -Different menu items for our users than for forum users
    -Our user details and activity goes into a massive database; however I don’t want this to be impacted by the forum users

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    Running: WordPress 4.5.3 on Customizr theme
    Buddypress 2.6.2

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  • sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    “WP was finding it difficult to distinguish users on our current system with users of Buddypress”

    correct cause bp adds additional profile fields…xprofile fields like name for example. rest gets stored in the wp_users database.

    maybe u can try setting up different subdomains…bp on community.yoursite.com and forums on forums.yoursite.com


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Our user details and activity goes into a massive database; however I don’t want this to be impacted by the forum users

    If this is absolutely non-negotiable (don’t share the database), you are going to almost certainly have to set up a separate WordPress site, just for your community.

    There is one users table in the database, provided by WordPress, and as BuddyPress is a plugin that runs on top of WordPress, we also use that users database table.

    If you don’t want new community users mixed up with existing users, you need to put the community stuff on a separate WordPress. Or, write code to filter and customise various lists of users as/when/if you need. BuddyPress Member Types might help.

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