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wpForo 1.x.x How to assign multiple forum groups to 1 user + Syncing with secondary/multiple Wordpress user groups

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intellicoach
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Hi Team,

I am facing a potential limitation and would like to confirm the functionality that WPForo offers.

#1. I have users who must be in 2 or more forum user groups at the same time. How can I accomplish this? This is the case when they attend multiple different courses on my platform, which gives them differential access to certain parts of the forum.

#2. On Wordpress user level, all my users are 'Subscriber' as primary user. Then they one or multiple secondary user roles assigned to them, depending on the course they take. I tried to sync user groups, but it seems like the syncing does not pick up the secondary groups?

#1 above would be quite a show-stopper for me, #2 would make things a lot easier.

Look forward to your response!

Best, Maik

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Chris
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Hi @intellicoach,

Posted by: @intellicoach

#1. I have users who must be in 2 or more forum user groups at the same time. How can I accomplish this? This is the case when they attend multiple different courses on my platform, which gives them differential access to certain parts of the forum.

You can Create New Usergroups and set them as secondary Usergroups, Using the Secondary Usergroups you can give your User differential access to certain parts of the forum.

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#2. On Wordpress user level, all my users are 'Subscriber' as primary user. Then they one or multiple secondary user roles assigned to them, depending on the course they take. I tried to sync user groups, but it seems like the syncing does not pick up the secondary groups?

In wpForo One User Role cannot be synched with multiple Usergroups.

If you need that Subscriber User Role to be Synched with Registered Usergroup and also that your User can have Secondary Usergroups for getting differential access to certain parts of the forum.

You can use a User Role editor Plugin to create a new User Role and assign Secondary Usergroups to the new created User Role.

 

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intellicoach
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@chris This is excellent and solves most of my challenge! I set up my groups as secondary and it already works!

On #2, I don't get it fully yet.

I already use a User Role editor Plugin and I seem to have in place what you say. Wordpress users have secondary roles assigned and those also have corresponding groups in WP Foro. You mention 'You can use a User Role editor Plugin to create a new User Role and assign Secondary Usergroups to the new created User Role.' Would secondary Wordpress user groups sync with secondary WP Foro user groups?

Example:

User 1:

Primary Wordpress Role: ABC

Additional Wordpress Role: DEF

Primary FP Foro User Group: GHI

Secondary FP Foro Group: JKL

I already sync ABC with GHI and it works. Are you saying I can also sync DEF with JKL?

Thank you!

 

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Chris
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@intellicoach,

You can Synch wpForo Usergroup with additional User Roles, just make sure that you have assigned one Usergroup to the User Role, wpForo won't synchronize with WordPress User Role if there is more than one Usergroup assigned to the User Role,

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