Since you are using the wpmu’s default profile system not the buddypress one, you need to disable extended profiles from buddypress component setup options.
How do I do that? Is there something in the admin panel that will allow me to do that? And how can you tell (or know) which profile system I’m using? Still puzzled.
Oops! I just figured it out. Thanks! (Although it’s kind of counter-intuitive, isn’t it? Shouldn’t the full profile show in BuddyPress rather than the other way around?)
Actually, I haven’t figured it out. If I want to add fields to the profile so that the person’s information (Address, City, State, ZIP, etc) isn’t displayed as a jumble of sentences, then how can I add those fields if I disable the extended profile option? Why would BuddyPress actually carry a feature that is attractive and then for any usable information to display, one would have to deactivate it? Am I missing something here?
So tell me … how do I add custom fields to the profile AND have them display on each member’s visible public profile?
The extended profile plugin does exactly what it sounds like you’re looking for, so why do you have it disabled?
I guess I don’t understand exactly what you’re trying to do.
Well, I thought the same thing, but someone else told me to disable it. If I have the Extended Profiles enabled, nothing but the name of the member shows in the public profile. If I disable it, then all the information in the About the User section shows up. Makes no sense. What I want is to be able to 1) create fields for specific kinds of information that I want to show in the public profile and 2) have that information actually show up in the public profile! As it is, the only way to have anything show is to disable the extended profile … which is the opposite of what I’m looking for …
When you say “public profile” are you talking about the “member directory?”
Extended Profiles allows you to create whatever kind and type and name of field that you want. That information, when filled in, will then appear when viewing each members personal profile.
You are free to customize the directory template files to accommodate your needs.
Yes, I am in the member directory. Each member shows up in the directory. Isn’t that where profiles are displayed?
Check this link:
This is what shows up when “Extended Profiles” are disabled. Yes, I said “disabled.” Shouldn’t this be what shows up when the profile is “enabled”? Yet … are we talking about the same animal?
When I create a custom field, it also does not show in the entry form on the admin section of the site, so even though I’ve created several custom fields, those fields don’t show up and aren’t available for anyone to see/use.
Kitwit, I think you’re a little confused… It’s working exactly like it should.
The directory pages are the pages that show the A-Z options on the top. The profiles are just profiles. They reside in members/username, but viewing a profile isn’t the same as viewing a directory of many users.
When you turn on Extended Profiles, it will totally ignore any of the admin area WordPress profile fields, and wait for you to create your own profile groups and fields. Extended Profile information can then be edited through BuddyPress on the front end of your profile area, exactly like you can do here.
When you turn off Extended Profiles, BuddyPress will fall back on the WordPressMU user information found in the admin area (if you have the BuddyPress setting turned on for it to do so.)
So … if I enable the extended profiles and create the fields I want, will they then show in the A-Z area of the site? I think you can see what I’m trying to do … I’m trying to create a directory of businesses using the members area of the site … eventually we want folks to sign up on their own and enter the information for the listing themselves …
Oh yea, oh yea, it works! Thanks so much!
Now, can I enter the same information on the back end through the admin panel that the user would enter himself/herself upon signing up for an account? Is there a way to manually enter users and do the same thing?
I’m going to close this up since you opened another topic about your next issue.