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Does anyone know if this is even possible?

  • Avatar of tripvips
    tripvips
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    @tripvips

    Hi everyone!

    I am new to this world so I really appreciate your help here.

    My website concept involves members creating profiles which they can share with friends within the community. Simple.

    A key component of the reason for the sites existence, however, will be the ability to provide access to a members profile to 3rd parties (this is done with members consent) who are not necessarily members, through a member number or code that the members provides the 3rd party.

    So my name is Joe and I have profile x. I give my “access code” to Jane via email or facebook or whatever, and she can view my profile.

    Is there anything like this out there? Ideally I would like the users to have the option of generating new access numbers each time but beggars can’t be choosers.

    Thanks for any suggestions you could provide!

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  • Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @tripvips
    Sorry but there is nothing like that out there that I have seen. You would have to develop this functionality yourself. It would be a little complicated as well!

    Avatar of BlogMinded
    BlogMinded
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    @blogminded

    I have a feeling you are trying to do something that is practically already there.
    Every profile has a unique link. Here is the link for your profile:

    http://buddypress.org/community/members/tripvips/

    You can give this link to anyone who wants to view the profile. Here “give the link” means anything you can think of: post on Facebook, post in forums, post in forum signatures, attach this link to profiles on 3rd party websites (when you post comments for instance).
    If needed, you can create a banner type images for posting anywhere with the link “under” image leading to the person’s profile.

    The above is basics and if you want to have different “codes” leading to the same profile, you simply need to look into things like URL cloaking/redirecting/shortening/tracking. Using these, you can have differently looking URLs, all leading to desired profile’s URL.

    Did I not fully got your question, or are you trying to make things a lot more complicated than they are?

    Regards

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @blogminded @tripvips
    That would work fine unless the site admin was using a plugin like:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/private-community-for-bp-lite/

    Then that URL would be useless and they would just get redirected but maybe this person is not using a plugin that restricts logged out visitors from the site so your idea may work for them.

    Avatar of BlogMinded
    BlogMinded
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    @blogminded

    I see.
    I guess it all depends on the actual needs of tripvips. In particular, whether or not there is a need to NOT make profiles visible publicly.

    Avatar of bp-help
    bp-help
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    @bphelp

    @blogminded
    You are correct! :-)

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