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Buddypress subgroups – hierarchical groups

  • Participant
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    Hugo Callens on #18001

    I am looking for a solution to create subgroups inside BP groups.
    E.g.
    Group A contains subgroups 1 and 2, group B contains subgroups 2, 3 and 4 etc.
    The context is e-learning: dividing the group into smaller groups in order to facilitate discussion and collaboration. For example to have parallel forums for each group.
    How could I achieve this?
    As far as I understand Member types pro is a sitewide solution; this would give me an endless, non-hierarchical list of groups, so I am not sure this can be a solution.

    Any ideas?

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    Brajesh Singh on #18007

    Hi Hugo,
    There seems to be 2 options

    1. Group types:- Group types are like categories. They are not groups. They are terms under which you can classify the groups.

    2. Using a plugin which allows selecting a group as parent groups. There are a few alternatives here
    https://github.com/dcavins/hierarchical-groups-for-bp

    or
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-group-hierarchy/

    I will suggest trying the first and see if that works for you.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Torben Heikel Vinther on #18290

    Hi

    I’m using the BuddyPress Create Group Type plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-create-group-type/ and it works perfect for my situation!

    /Torben

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    Hugo Callens on #18292

    I’m afraid this path won’t help me. Like Brajesh said, group types are not groups but categories.

    What I am looking for is a way to create subgroups *inside* a group in order to achieve scenarios like
    – all subgroups share the same documents, the same course etc.
    – each subgroup has its own forum.

    I guess I’d better find a way to create forum-specific groups, not Buddypress subgroups.

    Thank you both for your suggestions anyway.

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    Torben Heikel Vinther on #18295

    Hi Hugo

    Ok, I get that. I would like that as well, especially your first point about “all subgroups share the same documents, the same course etc.”. I would like to give the admin of the parent group the possibility to write a message to al members of the group + sub groups.

    If you find a solution please let me know 🙂

    Speaking of point number 2 “each subgroup has its own forum”, then it is possible with the group category solution.

    /Torben

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