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  • BILL


    I building an LMS with the Learndash plugin and I am using Buddypress for groups. I am not sure if what the best way to achieve the requirement is and your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    My client, the course creator, sells seats to companies to access the LMS content. The companies will have a person, Group Leader, manage the seats for the employees, Student. Each company should only be able to see their own employees and not anyone else on the LMS or WP. The Group Leader will be able to sign up Students and the Student will only be in the Group Leaders group. The Group Leader will have control over Students enrollment through deletion.

    Is this possible with just BuddyPress or do I need to use BBPress?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you have to help me decide which way to go.

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  • danbp



    bbPress is a forum plugin. Why should you need a forum to group users ?



    Thanks @DanBP

    I can’t figure out how to do it with BuddyPress so I am asking for any opinions that could point me in a useful direction. My thought concerning bbPress was that maybe by adding forums I would be able to limit what the Group Leader and Students can see to just that groups user list.
    So, my question isn’t how to get bbPress to do this but what way can I do this. Does BuddyPress have this functionality and I need to find some instructions that have eluded me so far? Or, is there a plugin that I have to use or possibly do I have to learn about using the multisite feature or some other method to create isolated groups that the group leader can invite and remove users without seeing other companies/clients?

    I accept I may be missing something obvious to knowledgeable WP Devs, actually, I hope it is something I just haven’t found in the BuddyPress docs.

    To be clear, this project is still in development and I can use whatever is best for this important and seemingly simple situation.



    It might be a lot of admin configs, but have you considered using BP multi-network plugin to keep everyone separate (



    Thank you very much for your reply. Being new to WP I thought for sure this feature was baked into BuddyPress. I have solved the problem with a few plugins around woocommerce and one built for the lms addon I am using with a little wiring up work.

    Have a great day

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