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You know what, while we’re at it, Theme My Login plugin functionality should be added to core as well. The ability to customize the login for branding, and customizing the registration page; eg. viewable/required fields, to make it more site specific should be included as well.
Why in the world is it this difficult? This should be in buddypress core. Considering that buddypress is supposed to be a social network out of the box, and member profiles are such an integral part of any social network, very little thought has gone into the profiles page.
Compare adding fields in buddypress to any other social network platform (elgg, oxwall, jcow, dolphin, etc.) and it’s just not there. Why should I have to dig into code just to add a profile field. There should be a drag and drop profile builder.
Avatar location, cover photo, customizable sections and profile fields; they should all be drag and drop.
I wish I was a coder. This is #1 on my priority list of buddypress improvements.
I’d love to know more about this as well. I’ve been trying to find anything on modifying and customizing the profile page, but there is a serious lack of info on this subject. It’s like everyone using buddypress is perfectly willing to accept a crappy and mediocre profile page.
The most frustrating part for me is the simple inability to add custom fields from the backend to the profile page. Why in the hell is this so difficult?
Anyway, sorry for the mini rant, but at least I know I’m not alone in my quest.