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Filtering by user field not working

  • I have a clean installation of Buddypress, but Im having an issue with the fields I create for users to edit on their profile.
    I want that when I add a dropdown field to a user, like for example “department” the field is clickable, and on click it should redirect to a member page with a list of all the members that have that filed with the same option chosen… right now it’s not happening, it takes me to the list of ALL members.

    you can take a look at the site here:

    Thank you,

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  • Roger Coathup


    @rcpessoa – that’s not how those links work – they are not a filtering mechanism.

    Instead they do a search across the member profiles for any text that has that value.

    It gets applied somewhat non-sensically to any profile data, and is a confusing UX element that can be turned off – have a google for how to do that.

    Hi Roger,

    thanks for your reply…

    I was under the impression that if that link is clicked it would look in the database for the profiles with this specific field selected and with the same value and then show the results…

    I need to separate users into groups, basically, and I want them to be searchable and listed in this way with the links…

    If this is not supposed to do that, do you have any idea on how to do it?

    Thank you,

    Roger Coathup


    It is possible to filter profiles, but you’ll need PHP development skills — It’s not possible directly with ‘out of the box’ BuddyPress

    Do you know any php manuals where I can find some hints on how to do this?

    Thanks a lot!

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