I know you’re very busy and I thought I can still throw it out here to let you think about this idea. We’ve already talked about my plugin idea BP-Charities and that involves creating different group types. But I’m noticing that the BuddyPress community REALLY needs a good group category plugin!
What should it do
allow the admin to create different group types from the admin panel.
I’ve already received some code to achieve group categories from TravelJunkie from BP.org. The code can be viewed here: http://codepad.org/LFa0tK3E. This code does not contain variables and is hard coded, but I think it could be a very good starting point to work from.
set up different description fields per category
So for instance when you create a group category: “Music” the admin can create the following fields: Band Name, Description, Upcoming gigs, History. On the second category called “Sport teams” the admin create the fields: Team name, description, history, Upcoming matches).
Allow easy sorting on the group directory page You can easily filter groups on these category types in the group directory
I think this could be a very handy plugin and it will probably make it into the core if you could make it Brajesh
Let me know guys!
idea has been inspired from this BP.org topic: http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/how-to-categorize-groups?replies=6#post-33688
January 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm #33
Agreed that this would be a good function. Part of this project is to set up fan sites for bands and hopefully come up with a good template that could expand and I can see using this to be able to expand on the functionality. I wanted to offer more community features than just simple forums and buddypress seems to be the answer. Being able to categorize you groups would make buddypress a lot more scalable once you get beyond something like a few hundred groups.
Great idea Bowe!
January 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm #2164
Great Idea Bowe
I am glad we have enough to work after gallery and keep the community involved. I will go ahead with it and make it available as a free plugin after done with the gallery.
and be sure to check the forum tomorrow evening, we should have a private beta available for you all
January 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm #2165
That really sounds awesome!
I could use something like that. Then perhaps allow for a menu that would display the groups in that category. For the church site I am working on I would have Sunday Schools, Music Ministries, Service Ministries, etc. That could solve a lot of problems with other CMS community apps.
And for Scouting, Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, Girl Scout Troops, Dens, etc.
January 14, 2010 at 11:46 pm #2166
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