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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#16911 closed feature request (worksforme)

Member profile management (WP vs BP)

Reported by: youngmicroserf Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by scribu)

One thing that continuously bugs me in WP is the user management/profile fields, particularly with BP added.

A lot has been done in the past releases, but there is apparently still no easy way to quickly customize user profiles and signup forms accordingly beyond the contact methods (without a plugin).

Also, the parallel existence of WP profiles and the BuddyPress X-profiles seems redundant and is confusing, in my opinion. User management/Profiles as such aren't only a feature of a social layer. I believe this should be a core feature, not a plugin-feature...

Change History (9)

comment:1 @hakre4 years ago

Related: #2870

comment:2 follow-ups: @scribu4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

Yeah, and then you'll want post editing on the front-end and before you know it, there's no backend anymore.

We are not going in that direction.

comment:3 @scribu4 years ago

  • Summary changed from Member profile management (WP vs BP) to Frontend user profile editing

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 @hakre4 years ago

Replying to scribu:

Yeah, and then you'll want post editing on the front-end and before you know it, there's no backend anymore.

I don't think we will loose it that easily ;)

We are not going in that direction.

If we make the backend more MVC like, we *might* be able in the future to offer partial backend functionality in other places more easily: #11517

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @youngmicroserf4 years ago

  • Summary changed from Frontend user profile editing to Member profile management (WP vs BP)

Replying to scribu:

Yeah, and then you'll want post editing on the front-end and before you know it, there's no backend anymore.

We are not going in that direction.

I'm sorry for bringing up the frontend stuff as an afterthought and distracting from the pain point. My main concern is the profile field part (fields/local avatars etc), particularly, as explained, because of the x-profile redundancy. I think the member aspects are a core issue.

I'll leave the ticket closed but I've renamed it back to the original title because the renaming doesn't reflect my primary intention. I feel that Scribu's closing the ticked was mostly related to the frontend aspect, not the profile/x-profile redundancy aspect. Feel free to leave the ticket closed if you don't think my main concern deserves core attention, but I'd ask you to reopen if your closing the ticket was only a consequence of the frontend aspect mentioned as an afterthought.

Again, I'm sorry for bringing up two (if related) different issues in one ticket.

comment:6 @scribu4 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone set to Future Release
  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

So, basically, what you're asking for is a custom fields box, but for users.

That would require a redo of the admin user profile page, which would be a good idea as well.

comment:7 @mikeschinkel4 years ago

  • Cc mikeschinkel@… added

comment:8 @chriscct77 months ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

This can be done using existing filters on that page, which many plugins already do. Those filters may not have existed at the time this ticket was created, but many plugins now use them for the purpose outlined in the ticket. An example is edit_user_profile. I guess this is a worksforme

comment:9 @DrewAPicture7 months ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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