Curious to know if there is a good / best way to capture relationships between members of an EE site - for example parents / children where both could be members of the same site?

I can see it would be possible to do this via a channel entry system - where you create a channel entry for each member and then use stock relationship fields to capture inter-member relationships, but this requires effectively duplicating the EE member data in a field - with lots of scope for messing things up (and involves considerable redundancy of effort).

But since you cannot add a relationship type field to a member in EE - so at the moment this seems the only way.

Thanks in advance for whatever thoughts / guidance is available.

For record - this is for a new build EE3 site (currently on 3.4.6).

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I would recommend that you use Zoo Visitor to accomplish. Once installed it will convert your existing members to entries in a channel where you can easily add a relationship or any other field type that you want to use.

I've used Zoo Visitor a few times and it's dead easy to use.

woops just noticed that it's only available for EE2. Assuming you're using EE3 look at Solspace User. Haven't used it but pretty sure it will allow you to do what you want.

  • Thanks for the suggestions. I've had a good look at the Solspace User add-on, and so far not seen anything there that adds relationships between users as a thing - even there are many nice things, including the ability to relate users to a channel entry posting, it is the linking of one user to another that I'm trying to do: I guess I may have to cook up some long hand solution to this one. Dec 27, 2016 at 12:01

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