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Custom Types

  • designodyssey


    There’s been a bit of chatter about this already, but I want to reiterate.

    Custom group types

    Custom member types

    My favorite example is a school community where there are teacher, principal, student and parent member types. Classroom, school, club, grade level group types. Each member type and group type could have different functionality and show up separately in group listings or member listings.

    I know this can be done now with plugins, but I think this should be core.

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  • Andy Peatling


    You should be able to create custom member types within WordPress. Define custom roles, there are lots of docs on doing this.



    Yeah, I can. I guess what I’m looking for is something that supports the front-end recognizing those different types at registration and then in themes. But, yes, I can create the roles and assign them capabilities. I’d like to do the same with groups and then either display the groups separately within the groups page or have multiple “pages” for each type. Same would be true for profiles.

    Is this already possible for BP, even if roles setup in WP?

    Maybe it’s something like the Members plugin with something on the front-end for new registrants or members to choose with some approval process. Sorta like the paid status for all these premium sites except without the need for paying.

    Mike Pratt


    to take it a step further – Out of the box assignment of custom member types with corresponding profile meta data (fields, etc0 would be quite handy as many people have niches developed and would like to contour data and experiences around these niches



    I probably can’t wait for 1.3, but I don’t want to build a bunch of stuff that becomes worthless quickly. If this is firmly NOT on the roadmap, I’ll live, but if it is, I’d like to have an idea of how to build so with a few db queries I can move data to the new structure.

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