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Opened 21 months ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#7179 closed enhancement (maybelater)

UI to Add New Group Type in wp-admin

Reported by: mercime Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: strategic
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Groups Keywords: trac-tidy-2018
Cc: alexlii1971@…


Now that we have Group Types in #6784, let's make it easier for Site Admins/Builders to create any number of Group Types in the admin area.

Change History (12)

#1 @Paul Gibbs
21 months ago

  • Priority changed from normal to strategic

#2 @mercime
20 months ago

#7180 All Group Types UI
#7175 Display and filter by group type on Dashboard > Groups

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19 months ago

#4 @David Cavins
19 months ago

This is an interesting addition, and something I would like to work on.

Before getting started, though, I have a question about how we'd store these new items. At the moment, member and group types refer to taxonomy terms behind the scenes, but are made active by being registered at load via code hooked to the bp_groups_register_group_types action. ("Active" types are added to buddypress()->groups->types.)

So, it'd be relatively straightforward to add a taxonomy-like interface to add/remove the actual types as terms, but what strategy do we want to take to register these new terms at load? Are we wanting to add them to a record in the options table (or similar), then add a query at load to see if there are any terms that need to be dynamically registered? Maybe we could use term meta for this, and identify the terms added via the interface as active (minimum supported WP version would have to be 4.4--we're at 4.2 now)?

@r-a-y and @boonebgorges have worked extensively on types; do either of you have thoughts about how to work with the registration piece?

Last edited 19 months ago by David Cavins (previous) (diff)

#5 @Boone Gorges
19 months ago

@dcavins We've had some discussion about this issue over at #7181 (in the context of Member Types, though the storage mechanism should be the same). I argued there for storing Dashboard-created types as CPTs. But it'd be great if you read over that thread, and tossed in your two cents.

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19 months ago

#8 @alexlii
17 months ago

  • Cc alexlii1971@… added
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I am really eager to this plugin, but from my view, it is most important to support group member users to filter groups by TYPES at frondend, and it would much great if it can support for sub-types, it would be much great experience for site users, for exameple:

Learning: math, physical, language....
Hobby: Movie, sports....

I know Buddypress does not support Category default, but if some plugin can do the similar thing, it would be much much great, any comments would be appreciated, thanks all.


#9 follow-up: @David Cavins
17 months ago

Hi @alexlii, directory filtering by category is coming in 2.7. See #7210 for more info, or, better yet, check out the RC2:

#10 in reply to: ↑ 9 @alexlii
17 months ago

Great news, Great thanks,

I am glad to have a test of buddypress 2.7beta, and I have a question now:

I am running a Wordpress musites now, for now buddypress 2.6 is running on a sub domain site, question is whether I can up load buddypress 2.7 and let it run on another sub site?

I am new to Wordpress, any comment would be great appreciated!


Replying to dcavins:

Hi @alexlii, directory filtering by category is coming in 2.7. See #7210 for more info, or, better yet, check out the RC2:

#11 @Paul Gibbs
6 weeks 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.

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#12 @Paul Gibbs
6 weeks ago

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