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  • Plugin Author David Cavins


    Hi @tdwnyc-

    Try starting with this plugin that keeps editing and such within the group framework:

    It could be complicated to disable the main Docs archive (I’m not sure, I’ve never tried, but a cursory glance at the code doesn’t show anything obvious.)

    You could disable the user profile Docs tab using the BP navigation API:

    The code for that would be something like:

    add_action( 'bp_actions', function() { 
    	bp_core_remove_nav_item( 'docs' ); 
    } );

    (and would go in your theme’s functions.php file or in bp-custom.php:

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by David Cavins.


    The plugin “buddypress-docs-in-group” seems to be outdated now. I tried it on my install and it got caught in some type of loop.

    Would it be possible to just force choosing a group when creating a document instead of having the option to select “none”?

    I only want groups to be able to create documents, so I was thinking that when a user goes to create a document if their only choice was a list of groups they belong to it would solve the problem.

    It would be nice if there was a setting to control who could create documents in the group also. Like only the owner or moderator or all group members.

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by micster. Reason: typo
    Plugin Author David Cavins


    Hi @micster-

    The docs-in-group plugin mostly worked well for me in my recent test. I was able to update one piece that was causing odd behavior because of a recent change to BuddyPress. I’ve created a pull request to fix the issue and imagine that the plugin author will review it pretty soon.

    In vanilla BP Docs, there is a setting for choosing who can associate docs with each group. Visit a group’s “Manage” section, then look for the “Docs” tab. You can choose to enable/disable docs for the group and set the “Minimum role to associate Docs with this group”.

    You could require that users select a group when using the create/edit form. You could do this via JavaScript form validation, like this:

    Or you could refuse to save it if “none” were selected. There’s a handy action point for that:

    Something like the following added to your bp-custom.php would probably work:

    add_filter( 'bp_docs_filter_result_before_save', function( $result, $args ) {
    	if ( empty( $args['group_id'] ) ) {
    		$result['error'] = true;
    		$result['message'] = 'You must choose a group.';
    	return $result;
    }, 10, 2 );

    Have fun!



    Thanks David!

    I think your code above for refusing to save if no group is chosen along with the other code to hide the menu item will achieve what I want.

    I appreciate the help.

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