I'm trying my first plug-in; it's to automatically create an entry in a section when a user belonging to a specific user group is activated. However I'm not that hot at PHP and I can't figure out how I would check that the user being activated belongs to a given user group. Here's my basic code from in the main plugin file's init() function:

public function init() {
    craft()->on('users.onActivateUser', function(Event $event) {
        // check the user being activated belongs to the user group 'artist'
        // ???

        // now save an entry on their behalf
        $entry = new EntryModel();

        $success = craft()->entries->saveEntry($entry);

        if (!$success)
            Craft::log('Couldn’t save the entry "'.$entry->title.'"', LogLevel::Error);
  • I'm pretty sure I need to call isInGroup - but I don't understand what I'm calling that on, or how... $event->isInGroup('artists')? Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 8:51

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Within the context of that event, you will have access to:


... which is:

A UserModel instance representing the user that has just been activated.

Once you've got your user model, you can do something like this:


On a separate note, I believe the correct syntax is:

craft()->on('users.activateUser' ...

You can ditch the "on" in onActivateUser. Check out the official example...


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