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[Resolved] How to remove tabs from group admin nav

  • Sven Lehnert


    Hi @imath,

    In this topic you write that the function you provided should work with BuddyPress Version 2.2

    function turker_remove_group_admin_tab() {
    	if ( ! bp_is_group() || ! ( bp_is_current_action( 'admin' ) && bp_action_variable( 0 ) ) || is_super_admin() ) {
    	// Add the admin subnav slug you want to hide in the
    	// following array
    	$hide_tabs = array(
    		'group-avatar' => 1,
    		'delete-group' => 1,
    	$parent_nav_slug = bp_get_current_group_slug() . '_manage';
    	// Remove the nav items
    	foreach ( array_keys( $hide_tabs ) as $tab ) {
    		bp_core_remove_subnav_item( $parent_nav_slug, $tab );
    	// You may want to be sure the user can't access
    	if ( ! empty( $hide_tabs[ bp_action_variable( 0 ) ] ) ) {
    		bp_core_add_message( 'Sorry buddy, but this part is restricted to super admins!', 'error' );
    		bp_core_redirect( bp_get_group_permalink( groups_get_current_group() ) );
    add_action( 'bp_actions', 'turker_remove_group_admin_tab', 9 );

    There is still one issue with the manage link like named from @danbp

    The normal link is groups/GROUP-SLUG/admin/ and it will become a 404

    groups/GROUP-SLUG/admin/edit-details/ will work.

    How can I change the manage link to groups/GROUP-SLUG/admin/edit-details/

    or better do you have a working solution? Hope you can help.


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  • Hi @svenl77,

    It’s the case, just tested it and the function does what it intends to do : remove the group-avatar && the delete-group manage tabs.

    I don’t manage to reproduce your issue. If i go to groups/GROUP-SLUG/adminthen i’m automatically redirected to groups/GROUP-SLUG/admin/edit-details so no 404.

    My config is :
    fresh install
    WordPress latest trunk
    BuddyPress latest trunk

    I don’t think we’ve played in this area since 2.2.1

    FYI : if i add the edit-details to the list of restricted tabs, then the group admin cannot access to any manage page without knowing the url of the allowed tabs. So i’d say the edit-details should always be there.



    Function tested with single install, BP 2.2 and 2012

    – connected as user (not super admin)
    – go to a group where i’m admin
    /groups/GROUP_SLUG/ -> OK

    – click on manage group – default tab Details
    /groups/GROUP_SLUG/admin/edit-details/ -> OK

    – removed buttons by function are:
    group-avatar & delete-group -> OK

    – click on Group Settings
    /groups/GROUP_SLUG/admin/group-settings/ -> OK

    Don’t see an issue. Front-end group management works correctly for me. And the function too.

    Sven Lehnert


    Hi @imath and @danbp,

    thanks for the fast replay. You are right. I have tested again on a fresh install and it works.

    I will dig into it and check why it dosen’t work on my other dev install.

    Many thanks 😉



    @svenl77, why it dosen’t work on my other dev install.

    is haunted;-) or you use a redirect function to change the default group home tab ?




    Is this still the way to go with BP 2.6.0?
    I can’t get things to work (I want to remove ‘edit-settings’ and ‘delete-group’).

    By the way, why should the slug be “_manage” instead of “admin”?

    Thanks in advance,



    Get Ready! 2.4.0 will introduce important changes in Groups homes

    The function is still working, but not completely (tabs aren’t hidden). You probably need to complete it with $component (read above document)



    Thanks, @danbp!

    You are right: only the fallback was working bp_core_redirect( bp_get_group_permalink( groups_get_current_group() ) );.
    Adding the $component (which defaults to ‘members’) is the key:

    bp_core_remove_subnav_item( $parent_nav_slug, $tab, 'groups' );

    These functions are located in ‘bp-core/bp-core-buddybar.php’.
    I’d also want to get rid of ‘send-invites’ in group primary navigation, but this is not working for me:

    bp_core_remove_nav_item( 'send-invites', 'groups' );

    Thank you,



    Hi does this still work in BP 2.7.2, WP 4.6.1?

    I’m new to coding, could someone help me out with exactly how I would add the $component to the code to get it to work? I’ve tried and its all failed. I am just trying to disable the ability to delete groups. Working in bp-custom.php Thanks!




    please open your own topic. This one is marked as resolved and his subject is slightly different from your question.

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