XF 1.1 Issue with Usergroups and aMember: mass usergroup change?


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We have been trying to integrate aMember and XenForo. We did an import of users from XF to aMember, per their instructions.

The problem is that somehow, all members in the forum are now set to the Unregistered/Unconfirmed usergroup, and all secondary usergroups are cleared. I have not been able to find the link between aMember and XenForo that would change those groups, especially when someone pays for a subscription (gain access to forum), or a subscription expires (lose access to forum).

For damage control, however, we want to restore the usergroups back to at least the Registered usergroup so members can get back in; we will iron out the subscription issue afterward. I understand that XF doesn't have a mass usergroup change feature, but what else can I try? I have a couple of ideas:

1) Is there an add-on? I had no luck searching for one.

2) Would usergroup promotions work, even for one-time use?

3) How about a database query? I don't know which tables need to be touched to make certain the correct usergroups get assigned.


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Another question. Something is really messed up with permissions now--no matter what I do, I cannot shut the forum off from the public.

Question--is the first usergroup, group ID #1, reserved for Unregistered/Unconfirmed? If so, that may be the reason, as it has been renamed and it grants permissions to the users to view, post, etc.

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Question--is the first usergroup, group ID #1, reserved for Unregistered/Unconfirmed?
Yes. The default group ids are hard-coded. They cannot be retasked by simply renaming them. An addon is required.


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I figured as much. This aMember thing has really turned into a headache...