I’ve been trying to work out exactly what selecting a “Primary Group” for a user does…
… thought I would share what I have found:
##Selecting the Primary Group
Selecting a user from
/admin/users takes you to the specific users admin page
On that page you will find the groups options:
You can only select a Primary Group for a user if they have “Custom” groups selected.
In the example above
full_members_14_15 are the only “Custom” groups, the ones left are “Automatic”.
Looking at the Groups section will help you work out which ones are “Custom” and “Automatic”
##What does it do?
###Adds CSS class to users posts
If the primary group is called
discourse the CSS class added to
topic-post will be
You could use this to change the post colour based on the users primary group.
###Links users “title” to Primary Group
For example the user below has their primary group set to
discourse and their title is “co-founder” and “co-founder” links to Discourse Meta.
This is handy to understand the relationship of a users title to the group they are in - and what other users might be in the group.
Although this linking of user title might change to be a site option.
If there is something you think I have missed please do mention it below.