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Group-Rights Plugin

  • idotter


    Hi there

    No, there’s no new plugin, not yet … but … maybe there will be one soon …

    I just talked to 3sixty and he’s interested in developing a plugin with this functionality:

    Plugin that restricts the access to blogposts (of the mainblog) based on groups a user sucribed. E.g. group members of Group A can just view blogposts tagged (or categorized) with group a, groupmembers of group b just view group b tagged items and so on.

    I have a very low budget for my project and I’m willing to give a way some money … but as you all know devs like to get something back for their hard and great work.

    So please post here if you’re also interested in this functionality or if you think you could help … this will stimulate him to do it ! ;-)

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  • Shanni Einer


    absolutely. I think it will be such an incredibly helpful plugin. Thanks 3sixty!



    Here’s what I’m thinking in terms of user stories, assuming 2 groups (A and B):

    “I’m a user of Group A, so on the main blog, I see all Posts tagged A. I don’t see Posts tagged B.”

    “I’m a user of Group B, so on the main blog, I see all Posts tagged B. I don’t see Posts tagged A.”

    “I’m a user of Groups A and B, so on the main blog, I see all Posts tagged A and B.”

    It will use blog tags, not blog categories.

    It will support normal, private, and hidden forum types.

    Assuming a post is tagged with A and B, the permissions are as expected:

    “I’m a member of group A. I can see the post tagged A and B.”

    “I’m a member of group B. I can see the post tagged A and B.”



    could you also make this possible for RSS feeds or is this too much ?



    Hmm, RSS… that is a little complicated. Also another implication I did not think of is the activity stream. If the idea is to restrict access to content, then both the RSS, the activity stream (and the activity stream RSS) have to be considered.

    Before we go down the route of considering another plugin, have you already tried this one?

    BuddyPress Groupblog

    Description Installation Screenshots Other Notes Changelog Stats

    Author: Rodney Blevins & Marius Ooms

    The BuddyPress Groupblog plugin extends the group functionality by enabling each group to have a single blog associated with it. Group members are automatically added to the blog and will have blog roles as set by the groupblog admin settings.


    Full blog theme integration. The included bp-groupblog theme mimics the group pages.

    WP Admin option to set default blog for groups plus bonus options.

    Automated blog registration at group creation stage.

    Bypass default blog validation to allow dashes, underscores, numeral only and minimum character count.

    Blog privacy settings are initially inherited from group privacy settings.

    Group members are automatically added to the blog.

    Blog roles match group roles as set by the group admin.

    Solid error checking that the blog follows validation.

    Group admin tab to access the group-blog settings.

    Recent posts are displayed on the group home page, much like the forum topics.

    A menu tab is added to display the latest blog activity and blog page links.

    Blog themes will have the ability to pull in group info and create a theme that could resemble the group exactly.

    Leaving the group will downgrade the member role to ‘subscriber’.

    Allow the group admin to select one of his/her existing blogs.

    Known Issues: * Group blog post do currently not show up in the group activity stream. Therefore as a short term solution we are including a custom activity loop on the blog page. This should be fixed in the future.


    Allow the admin to let group admins choose the blog name, instead of following the group name.

    Frontend posting from the blog home page.

    Redirect options to integrate deeper with the blog.

    Include an RSS icon for easy access to the Blog’s RSS feed.



    yes i gave it a try, but for me it makes more sense to have just one blog with restricted access …

    no worries, RSS doesn’t have to be supported …

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