The BuddyPress Add On for Paid Memberships Pro allows you to assign BuddyPress “Member Types” by Membership Level. The code recipe below demonstrates how to create a “member type” in BuddyPress.
Configure Member Types: The Code Recipe
You can add additional member types in the
my_pmpro_bbg_register_member_types() function, then repeat lines 29-33 to define additional level to member type relationships.
Adding the Recipe to Your Website
You can add this recipe to your site by creating a custom plugin or using the Code Snippets plugin available for free in the WordPress repository. Read this companion article for step-by-step directions on either method.
Assigning a Member Type by Membership Level
Follow the steps below to assign a Member Type (you must first install and configure the BuddyPress Add On for Paid Memberships Pro).
- Navigate to Memberships > Membership Levels.
- Select a level to edit or create a new level.
- Under “BuddyPress Member Types”, select the member types you would like to assign for members of this level.
- Save Settings
Change “Member Type” on Edit User Screen
Now that your member types are defined, you can select from your different options on the Edit User screen.
- Navigate to the Members List or All Users screen in the WordPress admin.
- Locate the user to edit.
- From the Edit User screen, click the Extended Profile tab.
- In the Member Type metabox, choose a member type for this user.
- Click Update Profile to save settings.
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