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Hiding “subscriber” role blogs from My Blogs on admin bar

  • takuya


    I’m having trouble listing of blogs under My blogs on admin bar.

    My blogs are listed in the following:

    root blog (subscriber)

    myblog (administrator)

    create blog option

    I want to change this, so that administrated blogs will come on the top of all.

    myblog (administrator)

    root blog (subscriber)

    create blog option

    I’ve bee looking at bp-core-adminbar.php but can’t modify it to work.

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  • Burt Adsit


    Here’s two functions that change the way the admin bar displays user blogs.

    // sort array of blog objs by $blog->role according to the order of $blog_roles
    // roles not included in $blog_roles array will not be displayed
    function filter_blogs_by_role($blogs){
    global $bp, $blog_roles;

    $blog_roles[] = __( 'Admin', 'buddypress' );
    $blog_roles[] = __( 'Editor', 'buddypress' );
    $blog_roles[] = __( 'Author', 'buddypress' );
    $blog_roles[] = __( 'Contributor', 'buddypress' );
    $blog_roles[] = __( 'Subscriber', 'buddypress' );

    // get roles
    foreach ($blogs as $blog){
    $blog->role = get_blog_role_for_user( $bp->loggedin_user->id, $blog->userblog_id );

    // eliminate roles not in $blog_roles
    foreach ($blogs as $key => $value){
    if (!in_array($value->role, $blog_roles))

    // sort by $blog_roles sequence if there are any left
    if ($blogs){
    usort($blogs, 'compare_roles');

    return $blogs;

    // i love stolen from usort manual, user mkr at binarywerks dot dk's
    // contribution for priority list comparision function.
    function compare_roles($a, $b){
    global $blog_roles;

    foreach($blog_roles as $key => $value){
    return 0;

    return 1;

    You can put those two fns in your bp-custom.php file. The fn filter_blogs_by_role() does the work and the fn compare_roles() is just a helper fn.

    filter_blogs_by_role() takes the array of blog objects returned by the fn get_blogs_of_user() in the admin bar’s bp_adminbar_blogs_menu() fn. It first gets all the roles for the user’s blogs and then removes all of the roles that are not listed in the $blog_roles array. That way you can eliminate some roles such as ‘Subscriber’ if you want. Next it sorts the blogs by the sequence of roles defined in $blog_roles. However you list them in that array is how they will display in the admin menu.

    1) So, put those two fns in bp-custom.php

    2) Arrange the roles defined by $blog_roles in the fn filter_blogs_by_role() however you want the roles to appear in the menu

    3) Comment out the roles you do *not* want to appear in the menu

    4) Put the call to filter_blogs_by_role() on line 133 in bp-core-adminbar.php like this:

    if ( !$blogs = wp_cache_get( 'bp_blogs_of_user_' . $bp->loggedin_user->id, 'bp' ) ) {
    $blogs = get_blogs_of_user( $bp->loggedin_user->id );
    wp_cache_set( 'bp_blogs_of_user_' . $bp->loggedin_user->id, $blogs, 'bp' );

    $blogs = filter_blogs_by_role($blogs);

    Just in case the forums trash the code I also stuck it here:

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