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Need help with Mass Invite Settings change

  • Frank


    I uploaded a few thousand groups into our website, but messed up on a setting and need to see if anyone can help find a quick solution, aside from deleting several thousand groups and re-uploading.
    I have the wrong settings for these groups in the “Which members of this group are allowed to invite others?” Currently it defaults to “Group Admins Only” and I need it to be “All Group Members”, otherwise when users joint he group they will not be able to invite others.
    Maybe there is some way to change this in the database files, or some other type of setting ot change.
    I’m not the brightest when it comes to some of this back-end stuff. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

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  • shanebp


    If you have access to phpmyadmin, it is quite easy.

    First – make a backup of your database

    Then go to the ...bp_groups_meta database table.

    Each group will have a row with a meta_key called invite_status.
    And you are saying that the meta_value for those rows is admins.


    But you want that meta_value to be members.
    Perhaps your version of phpmyadmin has a search & replace tool.
    If so, these are the settings you need:




    Thank you so much for the prompt response and information. I wish I had that find and replace option…



    I was able to find this plugin which made life easy. Once again, thank you for your help.

    Search & Replace

    Search Replace for database.

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