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[Resolved] Circles by Member Type


  • Participant
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    Mike (DesignServe) on #23817

    I don’t use BuddyCircles the Buddypress User Circles plugin at present but an option of automating Buddypress Circles by Member Type seems like a good idea to me.


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    Brajesh Singh on #23822

    Hi Mike,
    Thank you for the suggestion. Can you please help me understand it more.

    Circles are like user lists created by other users. I am not sure how to incorporate member type here.

    Please let me know and we can improve it.

    Thank you
    Brajesh


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    Mike (DesignServe) on #23826

    My idea is to keep the functions you have in Circles already. As a separate option, enable automatic Circles by Member Type.

    For example, a Member Type(s) could relate to a common interest. Let’s say you and I are interested in Fishing, we are both Member Type “Fisherman”, so we are automatically in a Circle called “Fishermen” (well, maybe I should say “People who Fish” to include the ladies too).

    I realise that this could be done by joining a Group. But a Group would not give the Member a badge. Also, a Member Type is easy for Admin to manage (and enforce). This would be good on a site where Admin wants to bring people together in an “official” manner using Member Types, but also allow them to make their own Groups.

    Maybe that would require a sort of public and private member type though. I’m taking without having an overview of everything 🙂

    Of course I’m fairly new to the whole WordPress and Buddypress ecosystem, so there might be other ways to do this, it’s just a suggestion and not a priority for me personally.


  • Keymaster
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    Brajesh Singh on #24026

    Hi Mike,
    Thank you for sharing the idea.

    The circle is not applicable int sitewide context(Only in user’s context). It is specific to a user. It is not feasible to map member types to circles directly.

    We need to create circles for each user specifically while in member type’s case a global list is sufficient.

    I believe the functionality you are looking for may be achieved by filtering the activity stream by member type in future.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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