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BuddyPress Group-O-Matic


What is Group-O-Matic?

Group-O-Matic is an extension of the BuddyPress Extended Profile component, and is configured from the
extended profile Edit Field screen.

If you are anxious to try it out, go to the fully functional demo at

This plugin is different than other plugins with similar functionality in two very big ways:

  1. It does not require any additional database tables, nor does it modify any of the existing tables.
  2. The decision to match a member to a group can be based on their responses to extended profile fields.

The major features are:

  • Match groups using their Name, Slug, or ID
  • Match groups based on member response data using a flexible macro.
  • Add members to a specific group based on a Yes/No type of field.
  • Toggle automatic joining on/off without losing your settings.

A pro version is available which adds:

  • Force Edit Profile – members can’t navigate the site unless their profile is complete.
  • Group Activity Tab – an additional tab is added to the activity stream under which only activity for the matching group is displayed.
  • Wildcard Pattern Matching – supports using meta-characters like: *, ?, [abc]
  • PCRE Pattern Matching – for absolute control over the matching algorithm.
  • Premium Support – get professional support directly from the plugin’s author.

You can see all of Group-O-Matic’s features in action by watching the demo video


  • Configuration options (free version)
  • Configuration options (with pro extension)
  • Inline documentation


No special installation steps are required.

BuddyPress Group-O-Matic was developed on WordPress 3.3.x and BuddyPress 1.5.x, however I would
like to support earlier versions of WordPress 3.x, so please send in those bug reports.


What is the license?

Released under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 2.0 or later

All original code is Copyright (c) 2012 Marshall Sorenson. All rights reserved.

Where can I find documentation?

The documentation is inline, and is found immediately next to the Group-O-Matic settings on the extended profile Edit Field screen.

Where can I get support?

There are two levels of support.

  • For support on the community version, head over the this plugin’s official group on
  • For premium support on the community and pro versions, head over to the Press Crew premium plugin forums.
Where can I report a bug?

Please post bugs as a new topic to the plugin’s official group forums on

Where can I buy the pro version?

The pro version is available in the Press Crew Shop

Contributors & Developers

“BuddyPress Group-O-Matic” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed WordPress 3.5 issues


  • Improved Multi-Site/Network support


  • Added multi-line select box support


  • More obvious dashboard menu item
  • Updated dashboard hooks to integrate properly with BuddyPress 1.6.x


  • Initial release