[Resolved] Groups

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Last updated by Oniromancer 2 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Luo Yang.



I'm trying to replicate groups with Toolset, similar to the ones of buddypress.
So a user can create a group CPT, make it private or public, join request, and then only users who were granted access can navigate the group.

Thank you.


Luo Yang

Languages: English (English ) Chinese (Simplified) (简体中文 )

Timezone: Asia/Hong_Kong (GMT+08:00)


I assume you are going to setup many-to-many relationship between WordPress user and post type "group", for example:
- One user can connect with multiple "group" posts
- One "group" post can connect with multiple WordPress users

Since Toolset relationship is based on post types, you can try with a intermetiate post type, for example:
1) Setup a custom post type "Member":
Each "Member" post's author is different WordPress user, each WordPress user can have only one "Member" post

2) Setup many-to-many relationship between post types "Member" and "group"

3) In single "group" post, display a relationship form, so user can connect his "Member" post with "group" post

More help:


it's not possible to use user_meta (custom user field)?


Luo Yang

Languages: English (English ) Chinese (Simplified) (简体中文 )

Timezone: Asia/Hong_Kong (GMT+08:00)

There isn't such kind of built-in feature with custom user field, and it will require custom codes, and might conduct other unexpected result. So I suggest you try with the intermetiate post type as I mentioned above:


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!