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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5232 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add admin option to remove a group status settings

Reported by: modemlooper's profile modemlooper Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Groups Keywords: needs-patch, trac-tidy-2018
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Description

There are three option for group visibility. There should be a way to remove the private or hidden options.

I propose we add an option in wp-admin > settings > buddypress > settings under the group section and have a check to turn either hidden or private off. Then when a group is created the option to select visibility is not available.

Plus I'd like to see some logic to handle user caps for creating groups under certain visibility. Also have an option for a friends only group visibility option.

Change History (3)

#1 @boonebgorges
11 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Group types are hardcoded in the create and edit templates. We do offer a little bit of an API with the 'groups_allowed_status' filter, but this is clearly incomplete. I would not be opposed to some sort of more robust API, but we'll need a patch. I'm happy to put it in an upcoming milestone if you'd like to take charge and create an initial patch.

I propose we add an option in wp-admin > settings > buddypress > settings under the group section and have a check to turn either hidden or private off.

I'm not sold on having a stock UI for this. It doesn't seem like it meets the "80% rule". API and abstraction, yes; UI, I'd rather leave to plugins for something like this.

Plus I'd like to see some logic to handle user caps for creating groups under certain visibility. Also have an option for a friends only group visibility option.

Words like "plus" and "also" are good indicators that you should be opening new tickets - these are radically different requests :) We have a 'bp_user_can_create_groups' filter that could be used to do most of your first request (the visibility bit would be tough without the previously mentioned API). "Friends-only" group visibility would be plugin territory, once this is all abstracted. (Would need a lot of thought put into it, too. *Whose* friends? The admin's? Any group member's?)

#2 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

If you feel strongly that this enhancement should still be added to BuddyPress, and you are able to contribute effort towards it, we encourage you to re-open the ticket, or start a discussion about it in our Slack channel. Please consider that time has proven that good ideas without contributions do not get built.

For more information, see https://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/our-awaiting-contributions-milestone-contains/
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#3 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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