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Is there a way to give users the option to log in to their favorite group on login? So if a user belongs to say half a dozen groups I can show those groups on the login with some sort of drop down menu and have a checkbox they can tick off to select the Buddypress group they want to log directly into.

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Not really since you need the user to log in first to get the list of groups he is a member of. –  Bainternet Mar 25 '12 at 9:15
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+1 to what @Bainternet said.

The only way I can imagine is if you used some ajax on the username field, so that when a username was entered (on blur maybe), a request would be sent to get that user's groups. I would never do this, however, as it would allow anyone to look at a list of a user's groups merely by typing their name into the login field, which seems to me a pretty serious privacy concern.

You could, without too much trouble, have a user setting that would allow a user to specify the group that he/she would like to be redirected to upon every login. You'd use the login_redirect filter hook to do the magic.

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Thank you Boone! could you please point me to where there might be some documentation relating to this particular login_redirect filter hook? –  Joseph Mar 25 '12 at 18:10
    
Here's some stuff about it: encrypted.google.com/… Here's where the filter is defined in WP core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/3.3.1/wp-login.php#L570 –  Boone Gorges Mar 25 '12 at 18:13
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