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    Is it possible to make a section of a wordpress site (post) only visible for members of a certain Facebook group.

    I have been looking for a plugin, but haven’t been able to find one, that do that. I may be blind.

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  • It is probably possible through Facebook APIs, however, I’m not aware of any WordPress content restriction plugins that will help you out here.

    It’s probably not enough of an in-demand feature for a plugin developer to justify building it.

    I understand this is a far cry from exactly what you’re looking for, but you could set up content restriction on your WordPress site with a free plugin like Paid Memberships Pro, then distribute a coupon or secret URL or something to the Facebook Group members so they can register for free.

    It would be kind of a pain to keep up with if people frequently leave the group, as their membership would have to be manually revoked (assuming you don’t want people who leave the group to have ongoing access to private content on your site).

    Unfortunately that’s the only idea I can think of to get something passable up and running quickly and easily, without having to spend a ton of money on a custom developed solution.

    Maybe somebody else on this forum has a better idea.

    Best of luck! 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  Leland Fiegel.
    Moderator bcworkz


    It is probably possible through Facebook APIs

    I second what Leland initially said. You would need the FB user name in order to confirm group membership. We shouldn’t rely on WP user names matching FB names, so this information would need to be part of the user profile. This can be done through various hooks on both the registration and profile pages. Additional hooks are used to save the entered data.

    I can help you identify these hooks, but first you should review the FB API docs to confirm this is even possible.

    Thanks for the answers

    I already has a “Login with facebook” system, and no other ways to create a user on the site.

    The only reason I need this, is that everyone with a facebook user, can register at the site.

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