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[resolved] Groups automatically added as User Roles (4 posts)

  1. LightSpeed WordPress Development
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I have created a group called "Members" using the plugin, but the group is not automatically being added as a user role.

    The idea is to allow users to fill in a registration form to join the Members group automatically without having to assign them individually in the back end.

    Is there an aspect of the plugin I need to configure in order to have this group as a user role?


  2. LightSpeed WordPress Development
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi again

    I have looked into the possibility of conflicting plugins causing the issue, but disabling them doesn't seem to solve the problem.

    Please let me know if there's any additional information you need from me which would help you to find a solution. The groups are a crucial aspect of this site and I'm concerned that I won't be able to set up memberships effectively without finding a way around this issue.

    Much appreciated

  3. itthinx
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you want every user to belong to a specific group, you don't need to do anything at all: users are added to the Registered group automatically.

    If you want a separate group that users can join freely, there are shortcodes you can use that let users join or leave groups. For the case of the Members group you mention:

    [groups_join group="Members"]
    [groups_leave group="Members"]

    See http://www.itthinx.com/documentation/groups/shortcodes/

  4. LightSpeed WordPress Development
    Posted 4 years ago #


    Thanks for the response, although I think you may have misunderstood my query:

    I've created a registration form for regular users (those assigned to the Registered group) to upgrade their membership and become assigned to the Member group, the issue is that I need to somehow get the form to reassign the user to Member group automatically without having to do it manually in the back end.

    The solution for this would be to add the groups as User Roles (along with the standard WordPress user types, administrator, subscriber etc.), but I'm not sure how to go about doing this.

    Please let me know if any of this is unclear, thanks :)

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