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Feature Request: Lock in the group order (2 posts)

  1. Prometheus Fire
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In thinking of a groups implementation for a corporate intranet, Hierarchy and Organizer are great plugins, but there is no way to enforce any type of layout structure on the Groups page on the front end.

    It would be great if there was an option on the back end to Lock in group order

    This would do two things: Always display the Groups list on the front end in the order established by Groups Organizer and remove the dropdown filter on the front end to prevent confusion in ordering the groups.

    This is something that should be an option, or perhaps a coding fix like you write on your blog to extend these plugins. The two plugins work so well together, but the Organizer is limited since it only helps build hierarchy and has little effect on enforcing display. A feature like this would give Organizer control similar to the way the WordPress Menus feature works in organizing menu items.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-group-organizer/

  2. David Dean
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Prometheus Fire -

    That's a great suggestion!

    This biggest problem is that there is not currently a (good) way to store an arbitrary order for BP groups, so any implementation would be pretty complex. The only thing I can think of that wouldn't be an immediate scaling nightmare is to create a wp_options entry to hold a master group order, and that just makes it a scaling nightmare in waiting.

    I've always hated how vertical arrangement has no effect with this plugin and thought it was kind of a UX trap. It definitely won't be done before the new year, but I'll look into this and see how much trouble it could cause. :)

    - David

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