I'm looking for a plugin that would allow me to create private groups for discussion that are invite only. These would be for people who have taken a workshop and want to remain in communication with their cohort afterwards. They would need to be invited/added by admin after each workshop and would not communicate with other participants. Anyone have any ideas? Appreciate the help!

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  • So they need to be able to talk to certain people but not others? – fdsa Jul 20 '12 at 17:31
  • Right, just folks within their group - people who took the same workshop as them. But there will be multiple workshops so there needs to be multiple private groups. – ERM Jul 20 '12 at 18:46

You can easily create private forums with the Simple:Press forum plugin.


It can do a LOT more than just that, and for that reason might be overkill (not sure what other requirements you have), but if you are looking for a very flexible and powerful forum system, then I can recommend Simple:Press.


BuddyPress is good for this as well. You can create public, private or hidden groups and control who can invite others.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/ You have the option to have forums in each of the groups as well.

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