bp_set_member_type( int $user_id, string $member_type, bool $append = false )

Set type for a member.




(int) (Required) ID of the user.


(string) (Required) profile type.


(bool) (Optional) True to append this to existing types for user, false to replace. Default: false.

Default value: false


(false|array) $retval See bp_set_object_terms().


File: bp-members/bp-members-functions.php

function bp_set_member_type( $user_id, $member_type, $append = false ) {
	// Pass an empty $member_type to remove a user's type.
	if ( ! empty( $member_type ) && ! bp_get_member_type_object( $member_type ) ) {
		return false;

	$retval = bp_set_object_terms( $user_id, $member_type, bp_get_member_type_tax_name(), $append );

	// Bust the cache if the type has been updated.
	if ( ! is_wp_error( $retval ) ) {
		wp_cache_delete( $user_id, 'bp_member_member_type' );

		 * Fires just after a user's profile type has been changed.
		 * @since BuddyPress 2.2.0
		 * @param int    $user_id     ID of the user whose profile type has been updated.
		 * @param string $member_type profile type.
		 * @param bool   $append      Whether the type is being appended to existing types.
		do_action( 'bp_set_member_type', $user_id, $member_type, $append );

	return $retval;


Version Description
BuddyPress 2.2.0 Introduced.


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