Group metadata

In BuddyPress, I need the ability for users to enter metadata about a group when it is created. My plan is to use Gravity Forms to create a New Group form. This form would contain all the fields that need to be filled in about the group. And then the metadata needs to be persisted, of course, as well as being searchable, viewable, etc.

I'm an experienced programmer, but I'm new to the whole WordPress/BuddyPress ecosystem. Can anyone point me in the right direction and offer a roadmap to accomplish this? There seems to be virtually no documentation at

I've seen, but I am not sure where to go from there. It's written for someone with a lot more experience than I have. Does anyone know of a more beginner-oriented article?

Thanks in advance for any input.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya greymatter,

    Yeah, documentation for BuddyPress functions/filters is still very sparse. It's really hard to do outside of going through the actual code.

    I'll ask a couple developers if they have any suggestions here though. Thanks. If you get it sorted it'd be great to hear your solution here to help out future folks with a similar question.

    Thanks again!

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