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  • Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi

    I am wondering if there is a away to create a type of directory structure for groups. eg Australia and subgroups would be

    -sydney

    – melbourne

    -brisbane and their subgroups would be

    – grads 2000

    – grads 1999

    – grads 1998

    So people have memebrship to the macro group and also the relevant micro groups they choose.

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  • Fairweb
    Participant

    @fairweb

    I’ll be interested if you have such a solution.


    danbpfr
    Participant

    @chouf1


    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Chouf1, Burt’s plugin does not do what this talks about.

    Magicdust, it is currently not possible, but would not be too difficult to create such a plugin (or modify the groups plugin to do so.)


    danbpfr
    Participant

    @chouf1

    @JJJ, are you absolutely sure ?

    Burt said this:

    “The bpc categories can be hierarchial like you describe Anointed. All content in bpc is a tree of either containers (tags and categories) or content items. Containers can have child containers. Categories are containers. So categories can have child categories like you describe.”

    The current user interface just doesn’t do that. I’m working on the docs for bpc right now.

    https://buddypress.org/forums/topic.php?id=3049&page=2


    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    John is right when he says the bpc doesn’t do what magicdust wants to do. bpc organizes ‘things’ into a tree of ‘things’. It would be possible to create a tree of categories like magicdust wants with bpc. However it would just be the list of categories.

    Custom code would have to be written to take that tree of categories and *do* something with them. Once you do something with the tree of categories, like sign up a user to a top level category and allow them to choose a sub-category, then bpc can record the fact that the user is now a member of top level cat X and sub-cat Y.

    Here’s a use case for bpc in this situation. Given the category tree structure created in bpc of:

    Australia

    — sydney

    —- grads 2000

    —- grads 1999

    —- grads 1998

    — melbourne

    —- grads 2000

    —- grads 1999

    —- grads 1998

    — brisbane

    —- grads 2000

    —- grads 1999

    —- grads 1998

    One way to implement this is, display the tree to the user. Allow them to select the ‘grad year’ such as ‘brisbane/grads 2000’. Get the results back from the user selection form. See that they have selected ‘brisbane/grads 2000’ and make them members of the ‘brisbane/grads 2000’ group, the ‘brisbane’ group and the ‘australia’ groups.

    Or display a list of the australia cities as links allowing the user do drill down into one city and select a grad year. How you implement the selection process depends on how you want the groups to be setup. Do you really want individual groups for each city and year? Or do you just want individual groups for each city and allow the user to select a grad year. Then organize things with each city group depending on what grad year they are?

    The selection process that is implemented is directly related to the design of the group structure. It just reflects that structure.


    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    The first thing I have to do is alter the category creation UI to allow creating sub-categories. It’ll be in alpha 3.


    schwooba
    Participant

    @schwooba

    Any progress on this? I think several of us are very eager…Thanks!


    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Yes – this is a prime feature that is much needed to keep groups organized.


    Michael E
    Participant

    @zeroaxs

    Bump for this as I, too am finding this is an absolutely necessary feature.


    thealchemist
    Member

    @thealchemist

    Consider me in … for example, creating a gamer fan site so the SuperGroup might be “XBOX” subGroups might “Kinect” and Electronic Arts. subGroups of “Kinect” might be each of the games for Kinect and subgroups of EA might be their individual games.


    Ekine
    Participant

    @ekine

    There seems to be a plugin for that. https://buddypress.org/community/groups/bp-group-hierarchy/
    But it would be nicer if it be a core feature since it seems to be a fundamental feature.

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