XF 2.2 How to change group membership?


Active member
I have 2 groups among others. members and beginners.
The members also have the beginner status (because of automatic promotion ... both statuses).
How can I remove the beginner status from the members?
I don't want multiple titles.
(over 500 members)
A solution in the ACP was beautyfull.
And in the future too, if the "promotion" would do it themselves.
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Tracy Perry

Well-known member
You mean the user display like in the post bit and member profile?

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If so, the group Display styling priority should take care of that. On my site, I'm both in the "Member" group and also the "Site Owner" group...
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This is the styling priority for the Members group
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This is the styling priority for the Site Owners group
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Well-known member
So if your beginner group is set at at least 1 post and the member group at 50, change beginner to "no more than 49 messages" for example, and they will be removed at 50.


Active member
Like BASH script:
if user = "member"
    user != "beginner"

if user equal "member" then user is not "beginner"
It should remove the status "beginner" retrospectively

You understand?

Sorry, my english is terrible :(


XenForo moderator
Staff member
Do not use queries.

Use the built in user group promotion function.

Promote to additional user groups based on post count.
Set the promotions to not apply if in other specific groups.