BP Groups CiviCRM Sync


A port of the Drupal civicrm_og_sync module for WordPress that enables two-way synchronisation between BuddyPress Groups and CiviCRM. It does not rely on any core CiviCRM files, since any required (or adapted) methods are included.

For each BuddyPress group, the plugin will automatically create two CiviCRM groups:

  • A “normal” (mailing list) group containing a contact record for each corresponding BuddyPress group member. This group is assigned the same name as the linked BuddyPress group.
  • An “ACL” group containing the contact record of the administrators of the corresponding BuddyPress group. This gives BuddyPress group admins the ability to view and edit members of their group in CiviCRM.

When a new user is added to (or joins) a BuddyPress group, they are automatically added to the corresponding CiviCRM group. Likewise, when a contact is added to the “normal” CiviCRM group, they will be added as a member to the corresponding BuddyPress group. If a contact is added to the CiviCRM “ACL” group, they will be added to the BuddyPress group as an administrator.


This plugin requires a minimum of WordPress 3.9, BuddyPress 1.8 and CiviCRM 4.6.

Plugin Development

This plugin is in active development. For feature requests and bug reports (or if you’re a plugin author and want to contribute) please visit the plugin’s GitHub repository.


  1. Extract the plugin archive
  2. Upload plugin files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. In Multisite, it is recommended that you network-activate the plugin

Contributors & Developers

“BP Groups CiviCRM Sync” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Improves plugin loading procedure
  • Better code documentation


  • Fixes sync procedure hanging when errors are encountered


  • Drops support for CiviCRM 4.5
  • Fixes membership of ACL Group for BuddyPress group admins


  • Fixes CiviCRM “Mailing List” group type on BuddyPress group creation


  • Make usernames URL-friendly


  • Fixes empty WordPress user emails when Contacts are added to groups via “New Individual” form
  • Updates hook references for CiviCRM 4.7.x instances


  • AJAX-driven BuddyPress to CiviCRM sync
  • Fixed sync recursion errors
  • Fixed sync when using Groups admin page


Set “Use Parent Group” to off by default


First public release


Initial release