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  • Is there any way using multisite and any other combination of plugins to make it so that a user only has access to see the site that they are a member of?

    In particular:
    I have a wordpress multi-site install and then installed so that I could have multiple buddypress networks.

    The problem is that I don’t want a user to be able to join any network they want.

    For example, I have 1.[domain].com and 2.[domain].com. Each one has its own buddypress network. The problem is, even if I have the private buddypress plugin installed, if someone has an account on 1.[domain].com, then they can just login on 2.[domain].com.

    I want to make it so that the user on 1.[domain].com would need to request access to 2.[domain].com in order to use it.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler


    Plugin Name: Block Users
    Description: Only allow members to see sites.
    function zac_stop_users( ) {
        global $current_user, $blog_id;
        if( !is_user_logged_in() || !is_user_member_of_blog() && ($blog_id == 2) ) {
            // do something ...
    add_action( 'wp' , 'zac_stop_users' , 10);

    In theory this will check if someone is not logged in and not a member of the blog AND the blog is #2 (the one you want to keep private).

    Where I put // do something is where you can decide what to do. Redirect them to another page or… whatever.

    Wow, thanks!

    I will try this out later when I get a chance. If I’m understanding this, it would block someone from a particular site if they are not a member right? What if I had hundreds of blogs and only wanted people to be able to login to the one they are a member of?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Then it’s slightly more complicated. You would have to have at least ONE site where everyone can see (I would pick your main domain, so site #1).

    Change $blog_id == 2 to $blog_id != 1 and that should do it. If they go to Site #1, everything’s fine πŸ™‚

    Perfect, thanks again!

    sorry, one more stupid question, would I just paste that into a .php file and then upload it to the mu-plugins directory?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yes πŸ™‚

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