[RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

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[RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Pony99CA » Thu May 17, 2012 10:01 pm

phpBB should have the following new Custom Profile Field types:
  • Image: Allow displaying an image (with user-specified sizing and ALT text -- possibly with some site-specified maximums). Allowing a larger-sized image (with possible lightbox display) would be even better.
  • URL: Allow displaying a hyperlink (with user-specified URL and text -- if no text is specified, just display the naked URL).

    UPDATE: You could also allow an optional icon/image for standard services like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. If you use one, the text listed above would be treated as ALT text.
  • Formatted Text: A version of Single text field and/or Textarea that supports BBCode. Alternatively, the existing Single text field and Textarea profile fields could allow an option to enable/disable BBCode parsing. Personally, I prefer the latter.
  • IM/Chat services: Similar to URLs but with any changes necessary to support those services.
UPDATE: Added IM clients and allowed an image/icon for URLs.

I hope that I don't need to spell out why such items would be useful. :D

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Danielx64 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:57 am

While that should like a good idea, one thing that I'm worried about is people spoofing other people's ranks images. For example I could put the admin rank image in and try and make myself look like a admin when I'm not.

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Pony99CA » Sat May 19, 2012 3:43 am

I presume that the Field name/title presented to the user value would be displayed under the image. That would make it clear that it wasn't a Rank.

You could also turn off the Display on viewtopic screen setting for the image so that the image was only displayed in the user's profile (and possibly the Member List).

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Danielx64 » Sun May 20, 2012 4:23 am

Points taken, +1 from me :)

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Jessica. » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:13 pm

These would definitely be nice!

+1

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by naderman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:04 pm

+1

Who's going to work on a patch?

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:01 pm

Based on the Modern profile fields in 3.1 RFC, I have updated the URL type in the first post to allow specifying an icon or image (for things like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) and added an IM/Chat client type in case URL was not sufficient for that.

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Frug » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 pm

Sweet. +1. Thank you for addressing this :)

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Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

Post by Darkness_demoN » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:55 am

Pony99CA wrote:phpBB should have the following new Custom Profile Field types:
  • Image: Allow displaying an image (with user-specified sizing and ALT text -- possibly with some site-specified maximums). Allowing a larger-sized image (with possible lightbox display) would be even better.
  • URL: Allow displaying a hyperlink (with user-specified URL and text -- if no text is specified, just display the naked URL).

    UPDATE: You could also allow an optional icon/image for standard services like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. If you use one, the text listed above would be treated as ALT text.
  • Formatted Text: A version of Single text field and/or Textarea that supports BBCode. Alternatively, the existing Single text field and Textarea profile fields could allow an option to enable/disable BBCode parsing. Personally, I prefer the latter.
  • IM/Chat services: Similar to URLs but with any changes necessary to support those services.
UPDATE: Added IM clients and allowed an image/icon for URLs.

I hope that I don't need to spell out why such items would be useful. :D

Steve
Yea the idea is good :)

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