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Add a link to others network

  • Avatar of Dobh32
    dobh32
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    @dobh32

    I need a field on the user profiles, to put links to another networks like facebook, netlog, hi5, but when i add a link, the buddypress core show the link, for example:

    “http://buddypresshome.com/members/?s=http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584362330″

    I need something like this

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584362330

    sorry I am another newbie on buddypress

    Hapy Hollidays

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  • Avatar of Dimensionmedia
    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    If you are talking about the profile TEXTboxes then yes, the link will be shown. Did you try actual HTML? Using the < a > tag? Otherwise, not sure if you can get a pretty URL without some sort of modification. Perhaps a “link” type of box would be a good request (I always thought this plus a “password” and/or “hidden” type of box would be also good additions).

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    If I had the time, I’d build a plug-in that 1. added a section to the profile page that 2. worked like myBlogLog in that it showed a bunch of username/profile url fields for the various other social networks and then validated prior to 3. showing on a member profile as a nice icon/button to that site/platform/service. Otherwise, odds are many noob users won’t go the extra mile to paste links or do whatever it takes to make text look right.

    Avatar of Dobh32
    dobh32
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    @dobh32

    Yes mikepratt, this a great idea!!

    Many users already have, personal sites, blogs, profiles and other sites

    Avatar of Dobh32
    dobh32
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    @dobh32

    any friendly solution???

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    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    The basic building blocks I constructed, in combo with the settings panel modifications, would allow you to build a lifestream service after entering u/p of your social networks… but this is obviously much easier. You guys are just suggesting an easy way to provide links in one’s public profile. I might tackle this after i complete my auto suggest plugin.

    EDIT: This is assuming this can be done without touching core files. I still think a “link” type of field would be nice to have for newbies.

    Avatar of Mark Leonard
    Mark Leonard
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    @socialbandit

    This works for me

    <code><a href="http://blogfred.com">Blog Fred</a></code>

    Blog Fred

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    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    I did some investigation at the BuddyPress xp-profile component and it doesn’t look like you can override or add the “field types” in the profile (“text box”, “date selector”, etc.) without editting the core files. Which means it’s off of my short-term list to make this into a plugin. It’s a shame, my solution would be great to add for social networking or anything really.

    I suggest (1) perhaps using the “settings” panel for the user to add these variables (I did an example recently of this) or (2) do socialbandit’s hack.

    Andy – can we build in a way to override the field types for profiles? If “date selector” is a custom object it’s possible we will be coming up with more.

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