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User-customizable profile colours

  • Avatar of maesutsuro
    maesutsuro
    Member

    @maesutsuro

    Hi there!

    I’m planning to use Buddypress for a social network connecting people of several subcultures. I like how everything matches my needs perfectly, there is only one caveat:

    My users and everyone who thinks about registering are constantly asking me for a way to customise their profile pages. Like on MySpace. It’s not the technically most sophisticated request in the world and i’ve stumbled over several people already asking for it
    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/css-for-member-page
    http://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/custom-profile-theme-for-buddypresseducleanwpmu
    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/topic/xprofile-custom-fields-profile-user-css-customization/ just to name a few.

    What i need is a plugin that queries a database for several CSS values on a per-user basis and fills them into the CSS code of that user’s profile: background image, font colour, link colour ..that sort of thing. An an editor a normal human can use. Members attach themselves far more to a website that gives them at least a littlebit of control about their appearance. I don’t care too much about the number of sql queries, cache load or all that. No use in a fast site nobody uses. I want to be able to offer my members a place they call home, even if it only took a few clicks to make it. Amazing, but it works, as many people still cling onto MS for exactly that reason.

    I know people will say users will go overboard with it and create a MySpace nightmare and some easy themes will suffice, but that is not the case and what i need.

    The problem is, i cannot code. I’m not rich either, but since this sort of plugin is apparently in demand maybe someone will find interest in it and i’m willing to spend at least $50 on a working solution to help the cause.
    And i’m serious about it. Please make this happen

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  • Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
    Participant

    @pcwriter

    That sounds like a fun, and not-so-difficult, project to take on. I’m game to give it a shot!

    I’m busy updating my current projects – themes & plugin – with new features (as well as preparing them for BP1.3), but I could get started on it in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, why not post a list of what you think users would like to be able to customize here…

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