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Turn off links for profile fields

  • Nick Watson


    So.. for some reason my profile data has become links.

    Well a while ago I wanted it them to, but now that I have “Custom Profile Filters for BuddyPress” I don’t need them ALL to be links, now my users can choose what they want to be links.

    Anyway, I used to have a plugin, and for some reason I’ve completely forgot what it was called. But what it did was it would convert ALL of my profile field data into a link that searched the members for whatever the data said.

    HOWEVER, now that I’ve removed this old plugin, all the fields are links still (aside from dates).

    An example of what is happening.

    Lets say I have a profile field called “Favorite Colour”

    Some one types in:

    Reddish Brown

    and saves their profile. On their profile they would have a link saying Reddish Brown.

    HOWEVER, with “Custom Profile Filters”. If they type:

    Reddish [Brown]

    only Brown will be a link. Which is how it’s supposed to work.


    Why are they still links even if I haven’t included the brackets?

    Thank you.

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  • joshmac


    I think what you are looking for is the Custom CUNY Academic Commons Profile Filters plugin.

    Nick Watson


    Hmm well, I did a search, and that name seems very familiar, but it appears that it’s the same plugin as the one I have installed:

    my problem is getting them to be NOT links, unless someone uses the tags

    Thanks, I think that was maybe the old name for it??



    I’m having that problem too…I’ve got profile fields set up for full contact information…phones, fax, address, etc. And all are clickable and search within buddypress.

    It would be nice to have a simple check box next to the profile field to choose if the field should be searchable.



    check this out:

    New plugin: Custom Profile Filters for BuddyPress

    Boone for President :-)


    BTW: please let me know if this Plug-in works fine with BP-version 1.2.1

    Boone Gorges


    Thanks for the plug, Erich :) is the plugin you’re thinking of. I updated it about a week ago to work on versions of BP 1.2+ (though you should definitely let me know if it does not work!).

    @Nick – the plugin will do what you want. Check out the readme file, which will explain how to make it work.

    @gregfielding – That’s a good idea, but at the moment BP is not set up in a way that makes it easy to create those check marks with a plugin. Maybe I’ll submit a core patch that does it, as I’d like to see it too.

    Paul Gibbs


    If someone posts this on the Ideas forum, that’ll get this flagged for a future BP release. I know John’s working on xProfile in BP 1.3, so it’ll never work again properly *hides*

    Nick Watson


    Oh okay, so I read through the readme, and I see the line:

    “Future features include: admin tab with toggle switch; ability to tweak BP’s automatic profile filter”

    So in the future, there’ll be a way to turn off the auto filters. The plugin always worked, it was just the automatic BP linking that I was not aware of.


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