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Limit BuddyPress Groups Per User


Limit Groups Per user plugin allows site admins to restrict the number of groups a user can create on a BuddyPress based Social network.

Features include:

  • Role based restrictions for BuddyPress group creation
  • Restrict Maximum number of Groups Created by a user with a a specific role( Role based limit)


After Installation/Upgrade, Please visit Dashboard->settings->Limit Groups Per User and update settings.


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The plugin is simple to install:

  1. Download
  2. Unzip It
  3. Upload limit-groups-per-user directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Go to the plugin management page and activate the plugin โ€œLimit Groups Per Userโ€, Activate the plugin sitewide if you want to use it sitewide.
  5. Enter the maximum no. of groups in Dashboard->Settings->BuddyPress->Settings(Or Network Admin->Settings->BuddyPress->Settings)
    Otherwise, Use the Plugin browser, upload it and activate, you are done.


How to Use

Go to Dashboard->Settings->BuddyPress->Settings, enter the maximum no. of groups a user can create. Click save. That’s it.

It is not showing the error message to user

Since BuddyPress does not include the action โ€œtemplate_noticesโ€
in directory pages, please edit your theme/groups/index.php and put it somewhere below the padder div


๐Ÿ‚ 9๏ธโƒฃ 7, 2020
Itโ€™s simple and works.
๐ŸŒธ5๏ธโƒฃ 9, 2020 3 replies
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Contributors & Developers

“Limit BuddyPress Groups Per User” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 2.0.2

  • Exclude settings for bbPress roles.
  • Change the strategy for checking role based restricitons.

Version 2.0.0

  • Add settings to support role based limits.
  • Not backward compatible. Please visit Dashboard->Settings->LImit Groups Per User to enable the restrictions.

Version 1.2.1

  • Minor changes

Version 1.2

  • Completely Rewritten
  • Updated for BuddyPress 1.9+
  • Please only upgrade if you are using BuddyPress 1.9 or above

Version 1.1.3

  • More fine tuned
  • Create group button can be hidden now

Version 1.1.1

  • Updated for BuddyPress 1.5

Version 1.0

*Initial release