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Tagging Members

  • Avatar of Eric Langley
    Eric Langley
    Participant

    @elangley

    Hello All,

    I am interested in the ability to tag members in BuddyPress. I think this could be valuable in a number of ways. Searching “BuddyPress tags” returns some interesting tools, like BuddyPress Group Tags, but nothing specifically for tagging members.

    What do you think? Would tagging members be valuable for you? How difficult would it be to create a plugin to do this? What would the table look like? Would xProfile get involved?

    My scenarios for tagging members;
    skills
    badges
    achievements
    ad hoc groups
    categorization

    Your thoughts?

    @elangley

    ~eric

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  • Avatar of juanmaguerrero
    juanmaguerrero
    Participant

    @juanmaguerrero

    I think that depending on the final result you want to achieve, there are already a few tools that will get the work done. For example: if you want to mention your users, you can use de bp labs plugin that will add the “autocomplete” feature to the mentions for more usability (also could be used vía comments for mimicking the picture-tagging like Facebook). In the other hand, you can use profile fields to let members “tag” themselves on a different number of topics… etc.

    Maybe if you tell us what would you use it for we can think of a posible way to achieve that :)

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Like Juan mentioned, XProfile already autolinks various profile fields.
    eg. http://testbp.org/members/johnjamesjacoby/profile/

    Check out the links in the profile page. They will automatically redirect to the members directory with the search term.

    It might not fit your spec exactly, but maybe it can give you some pointers.

    The BP Profile Search plugin also enhances the xprofile search a bit as well.

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