How would you programmatically create an OG group? I have tried node_save() but to no joy.

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    Which Drupal version? Jun 21, 2011 at 20:37
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    – Lucy
    Jun 21, 2011 at 21:18
  • Hmmm... looking at the og_nodeapi function, it looks like node_save should do the trick. I can't see why it doesn't work. Just a thought: maybe you can try building a $form_state array and run drupal_execute. Jun 21, 2011 at 23:24

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It's simpler than attaching node as group post:

  global $user;
  $node = new stdClass();
  $node->type = 'group'; // Change this to group node type name.
  $node->uid = $user->uid;
  $node->title = t('Title'); // Change title generation
  $node->body = t('Body'); // Change body generation
  $node->og_description = t('Group description'); // Change group description generation
  $node->og_selective = OG_CLOSED;
  $node->og_register = OG_REGISTRATION_NEVER;
  $node->og_directory = OG_DIRECTORY_CHOOSE_FALSE;
  $node->og_private = 0;
  og_save_subscription($node->nid, $node->uid, array('is_active' => 1, 'is_admin' => 1));

(ofcourse you also need to check the return values from alle the three functions)


I don't really understand the question, but I created a lot of groups using the Mass Create module.

  • well laxman13 and Reg Gordon - thx for the answer. I try to do it like you. I come back and report all my findings!
    – zero
    Mar 27, 2012 at 15:34

I was in the same struggle, but I realized that to create a new OG group programatically, the Rules module could be the key.

If you look for the right trigger and conditions, the first action would be "Entities > Create a new entity >OG group.

You can use the Rules scheduler to do the timing, if necessary.

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