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Group and Groups

Purpose

Groups are a way that your site members can organise themselves to discuss and share attachments. They can be private (group administrator has to approval requests to join the group) or public (anyone can join).

Quick Start

You can quickly setup groups by going to WPS Pro->Setup and clicking on the “Add Group Pages”. This will create two WordPress pages, one for the Groups page (where user’s can create groups and see those already created), and a second page that displays the group itself.

After creating the two pages, you should add the Groups page to your WordPress site menu, but not the Group page which is only accessed and used by WP Symposium Pro.

Through the quick start button a number of shortcodes are added to the Group page, each of which are covered below. However, like the profile page you can create your own layout.

Shortcodes (for Groups page)

Shortcodes (for Group page)

These shortcodes are designed for use on a group page, and can be arranged to create your own design. The order of the shortcodes is going to support the default group page as follows:

<div style="overflow:auto;">
<div style="float:left;">[wps-group-title][wps-group-admin before="Group admin: "]
[wps-group-members-link url="http://www.example.com/group_members"]<br />
[wps-group-edit] [wps-group-delete]</div>
<div style="float:right">[wps-group-image]</div>
</div>
[wps-group-description]
[wps-group-join-button]
&nbsp;
[wps-group-post]
[wps-group-activity]

If you use the above code then your group page will look something like this:

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The [wps-group-members-link] shortcode has an added option to point to a WordPress page (http://www.example.com/group_members in this example) with [wps-group-members] on it.

Availability

Provided in the Extensions Plugin.

Customising

You can use the global shortcode settings via WPS Pro->Shortcodes in the admin dashboard, or add them to the shortcode as options.

Example

Not applicable (see Groups shortcodes).

Options

See individual Groups shortcodes.

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