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What happened to "Add Prebuilt Field''

  • Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    On Profile Field Setup -> there used to be options to add prebuilt fields eg: country, language, etc

    where did that go?

    Or, how do I add country field quickly. The thought of typing out all the countries doesnt excite me AT ALL :)

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  • Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    The prebuilt field options have indeed been removed from 1.1. Andy did not write that code. He thought it was poorly implemented. I agree. I imagine something will be offered to add that feature in a future version.

    Perhaps someone will write a plugin to extend the xprofile component to offer a more robust and flexible prebuilt field option. Hint, hint? Any devs out there want a new challenge?

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    is there at least a quicker way to a over 100 countries?

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    arnonel, other than directly adding them to DB via a typed out query, or building a query in PHP to enter the values, not really…

    XProfile will be getting a pretty hefty update in coming versions to allow for this kind of thing though…

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    that really sucks. appreciate its coming, but ow…..

    ow ow ow ow

    I could do about 10 full WPMU/BuddyPress deployments in the time it takes me to do 1 profile with all countries…

    :)

    Marking this as resolved. The next version of BuddyPress will also include a free kitten wearing an orange hat.

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
    Participant

    @arnonel

    whats that saying?….. something about sarcasim and intelligence…

    cant remember…

    Avatar of katemgilbert
    katemgilbert
    Participant

    @katemgilbert

    Waking up this thread to ask, are prebuilt fields available again or not? Is there a plug-in out there that can add this functionality? I am looking for prebuilt fields for country, state, and year, month, date of birthdate.

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

    @r-a-y

    It’s not in BP 1.2, and there’s no plugin I’m aware of that can add x-profile fields <i>en mass</i>.

    Maybe in BP 1.3? Unless you want to use BP 1.0 and then upgrade to BP 1.2 :)

    Avatar of D Cartwright
    D Cartwright
    Participant

    @aekeron

    Has the db format changed that much for xprofile stuff from bp 1.0 to 1.2? I kind of got the impression that xprofile is something that has been on the back-burner for a while, what with lots of other features getting more attention (which is fine by me).

    If this is the case you could try creating fields in seperate 1.0 install and then exporting the mysql + importing it into your 1.2 install.

    I’m not sure if this is worse practice than install 1.0 and upgrading, but I personally don’t really like the idea of installing a very old version of BP on a system and later upgrading it. It feels ‘cleaner’ to just go straight to 1.2 :)

    Avatar of Sofian J. Anom
    Sofian J. Anom
    Participant

    @lightcapturer

    @katemgilbert:

    Didn’t I have explain at your post. Is that not what you meant?

    Avatar of katemgilbert
    katemgilbert
    Participant

    @katemgilbert

    @lightcapturer – Yes, I found where to edit profile fields. Thanks much! I am wondering about pre-built fields now.

    Avatar of xspringe
    Xspringe
    Participant

    @xspringe

    Is there an easy way to do this yet? I’d like to be able to show a country dropdown list (e.g. like on http://www.thegallagher.net/country_dropdown.php) but I don’t see a way to add a pre-built list. Even if I did it manually there’s no option to use the full country names with their 2 digit ISO codes as values.

    Avatar of mlovelock
    mlovelock
    Participant

    @mlovelock

    I’d definitely be up for a kitten with an orange hat. ;-)

    Avatar of Sofian J. Anom
    Sofian J. Anom
    Participant

    @lightcapturer

    Just realized that the first field of profile details have changed from the original “Name” to “Home”. This is of course a bit funny, because the contents of the field is “display name”. Did anyone know, how do to restore the first field of profile details, from “home” to “name”?

    Thanks in advance…

    Avatar of Sofian J. Anom
    Sofian J. Anom
    Participant

    @lightcapturer

    Solved now: I have restore it through the database.

    Avatar of Ali Erkurt
    Ali Erkurt
    Participant

    @alierkurt

    I think this option should come back. Because I want to add e.g. Country field to the registration page. I have to add the countries one by one… How can I do that without losing time? With that option of course… We want that option back :)

    Avatar of discdemo
    discdemo
    Participant

    @discdemo

    The xprofile appears to be a great addition, as this is my first site and I appreciate the options it offers. Has anyone found an answer to adding in country/state options for a dropdown? Is there something created where we can add it into the code, or is there a plug-in for this? I have seen it on another site, so not sure if they did it manually or not. thanks!

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Avatar of discdemo
    discdemo
    Participant

    @discdemo

    Thanks! Can you tell me, modemlooper: Does this go in register.php? If so, can you suggest where? Any guidance is appreciated. I recently broke my site by adding some css to functions.php, but I was able to clean it up. Thanks, again!

    Was just thinking: maybe I need to add the country dropdown first? I’m a novice. I’ll go see if I can figure it out. Yikes! hah.

    Avatar of discdemo
    discdemo
    Participant

    @discdemo

    Everyone, modemlooper hooked me up w/a country list. Does anyone have a state list and how to add it, just for the U.S., at least?

    Thx in advance.

    jz

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

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