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I am using the Drupal 7 version of the Group module. I found this Drupal 8 code which adds a user to a group, and I can't find anything similar for Drupal 7.

use Drupal\Core\Entity\ContentEntityBase;
$account = \Drupal\user\Entity\User::load('uid');
$group = \Drupal\group\Entity\Group::load($group_id);
$group->addMember($account);
$group->save();

What is the equivalent Drupal 7 code?

I tried using the following code, but it throws an error.

<?php
$account = user_load($uid);
$group = entity_load_single('group', 1);
$group->addMember($account);
$group->save();
?>

The error is the following one.

Object of class stdClass could not be converted to int in Group->addMember()

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  • The ode you mentioned will not help with Drupal 7 for sure. I found using Rules modules with Organic Groups pretty easy and can cover almost all use-cases. Did you try it? Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 7:41
  • Hi Hobda, thank you for replying. Yes I tried Rules before, I found it was helpful in most cases but I am trying to avoid using Rules if possible as for a few php executions it takes up a lot of resources. Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 10:55

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For D7 its

$account = user_load($uid);
$group = group_load($group_id);
$group->addMember($account->uid, array('joined_on' => REQUEST_TIME));

To delete

$group->removeMember($account->uid);

To request

$group->addMember($account->uid, array('status' => 'requested', 'requested_on' => REQUEST_TIME));

To block:

foreach (group_membership_load_by_user($account->uid) as $group_membership) {
  $block_gid = // some code to get the Group ID that you want the ...
               // ... the block to take place in.
  $gid = $group_membership->gid;
  if ($gid == $block_gid) {
    global $user;
    if ($group_membership->status != 'blocked') {
      $group_membership->blocked_status = $group_membership->status;
      $group_membership->status = 'blocked';
      $group_membership->blocked_on = REQUEST_TIME;
      $group_membership->blocked_by = $user->uid;
      $group_membership->save();
    }
}

To Unblock:

foreach (group_membership_load_by_user($account->uid) as $group_membership) {
    $unblock_gid = // some code to get the Group ID that you want the ...
                  // ... the unblock to take place in.
    $gid = $group_membership->gid;
    if ($gid == $unblock_gid) {
      if ($group_membership->status == 'blocked') {
        $group_membership->status = $group_membership->blocked_status;
        $group_membership->blocked_status = '';
        $group_membership->blocked_on = NULL;
        $group_membership->blocked_by = NULL;
        $group_membership->save();
      }
    }
}
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  • Thank you so much @No Sssweat, such a simple bit of code but takes so long to find the correct format. I used the same to remove a member using removeMember. But could not find how to block a member, or request membership. Do you know these functions? Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 11:25
  • @ImogenJohnson I have updated my answer to include those.
    – No Sssweat
    Commented Apr 10, 2020 at 13:26

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