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[Resolved] How to display only specific profile fields during registration

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    Tux Kapono
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    @tux-kapono

    A very common practice on websites today, like Ning, with 90,000 communities, is to show only a few profile fields at registration, and allow/remind people to fill in the rest later. This keeps the registering user from being overwhelmed and intimidate with too many profile fields.

    Is this possible in settings, or does this required code work?

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    @mercime
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    @mercime

    https://codex.buddypress.org/legacy/configuring-components-v1-6/#users-profile-fields

    Only add the profile fields you want during registration on the base group. Add new Profile Field Group/s for the fields you want the members to fill in later.

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    Tux Kapono
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    @tux-kapono

    Thanks @mercime!

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    Tux Kapono
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    @tux-kapono

    Actually, how does one get the secondary profile field group to show up in the member’s profile area, ideally on the same page as the base group? It’s only showing the base group on both the registration page (desired) and the profile page (needs both).

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    omgbud
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    @omgbud

    Add those secondary group fields you need to the base group so it will shows up on the registration page?

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    Tux Kapono
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    @tux-kapono

    I actually want to keep the registration page as is, otherwise it’s too overwhelming. It’s the profile page that I want the secondary group fields to show up on.

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    Tux Kapono
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    @tux-kapono

    How does one unresolve an issue? I’m actually worse off than I was :( Rather than have secondary fields appear only on the profile page, they’re not appearing anywhere at all.

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    aniqueakhtar
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    @aniqueakhtar

    @Tux Kapono
    I need to get this working too. I want the secondary fields to be only visible on the profile page.

    Let me know if there’s a solution to this issue.

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    tuxkapono
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    @tuxkapono

    I realized the secondary fields do show up on the profile page, but under a separate tab within the profile field. It’d be nice if the entire thing showed up, but that sounds like a fair bit of custom coding.

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