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How to remove tabs from group admin nav

  • Hi,

    I want to remove some group admin tabs(Details, Settings… Delete) from navigation which is displayed by bp_group_admin_tabs function in groups/single/admin.php file.

    I tried add_action(‘groups_admin_tabs’… which triggered only for current admin tab.
    I used var_dump($bp) by hooking bp_init, bp_ready, wp_head etc but i cant find anything related to admin tab content e.g. Nothing found about “Delete”


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  • danbp


    hi @trkr,

    the function you’re looking for is bp_group_admin_tabs in bp-groups-template.php

    More details about group admin tabs (new in 2.1) here

    Use the Group Extension API to build your menu.

    Group Extension API

    Thanks for your quick reply but i want to remove some default BP tabs and also some plugin tabs added with group extension api. I dont want add new one or edit nav title or content.

    I just need a hook to filter displayed tabs or a way to gather group admin tabs from global $bp variable or a way to find & unregister currently registered group extension(which seems not possible because it’s registered by an anonymous function).



    i want to remove some default BP tabs

    Re removing the Manage > Delete tab…

    You’re referring to the anon function in bp-groups-classes.php ?
    add_action( 'groups_admin_tabs', create_function( '$current, $group_slug', etc...

    I agree that it’s unclear.
    I think that if that function added a css id to the li tag, then we should be able to use the filter in bp_get_options_nav in bp-core-template.
    If this makes sense, and you haven’t found a workaround, please open a ticket on trac.

    Yes, i was referring that part. I cant use remove action because of anon function usage.

    I’ll try to remove by add filter to bp_get_options_nav_{css_id}.




    I’ll try to remove by add filter to bp_get_options_nav_{css_id}

    If you can figure out what that filter hook is, please share it here. Thanks.

    Hi @danbp asked me about this.. So here’s a way to hide the tabs

    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 );

    Oopsy. I just realized you’ll need to wait till BuddyPress 2.2 to use this snippet.

    See my post here



    Merci @imath

    A provisory solution could to use a template overload of groups/single/admin.php by removing the unwanted items from this file ?

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