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How To Add Custom Profile Field Information To The Postbit
by peterska2
17 Jun 2006 19:36

So you've added some custom profile fields and would like the information to display in the postbit, but how do you go about it? This guide will help you to do this.

Throughout this guide the x in fieldx is to be replaced with the field number as shown in the profile field manager in the name column.

Single Line Text Boxes

To add the contents of a single line text box to the postbit, use one of the following formats:

To use a title for the displayed text (eg Real name: Kerry-Anne)

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To simply display the text (eg Kerry-Anne)

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Multiple Line Text Boxes

While I don't recommend displaying these in the postbit as they can contain a large amount of information, they are done in the exact same way as the single line text box.

Note: The text entered will display all on one line, not in multiple lines as added to the text box and displayed in the profile page.


Single Selection Radio Buttons & Single Selection Menus

These both display text in the same way as the Single Line Text Box so the same format can be applied to these. However, as these are mainly used for fixed options (eg Date of Birth, or Homepage contains adult content here at vB.org) they can also be used to display images (eg the gender in postbit modification).

These examples, using images, assume that you have uploaded the images to your misc image directory for the style that you are using. You can replace
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with the appropriate path to your images if different. They also assume that the file type of the images is gif. If this is different, you will need to alter it in the code by replacing
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with the appropraite extension. Your image names need to be exactly the same as the profile field options, including capitalization.

To use the contents to display an image, with no label, use the following format:

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To show a label before the image, use the following format:

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Multiple Selection Menus and Checkboxes

I wouldn't recommend using these to display information in the postbit, as to enable them requires long usage of conditionals to translate the code saved in the database into displayable text.


I hope you find this useful. Feel free to ask any questions related to this.

zooki 21 Jun 2006 23:46

THanks very much Peter :) i will try it out later tomorrow.

Princeton 22 Jun 2006 13:26

Very helpful! :up:

SDTA 22 Jun 2006 14:24

:up: Thanks for this.

How would I make the Single Line Text Boxes into a link:

For instance I would like a link that says "MY JOURNAL" to appear in the postbit...

bashy 22 Jun 2006 21:51

Hi KA

Can you please take a look at my thread HERE It is slightly related to this although i have only just found this thread, I have managed to get mine to show in the postbit but i want more from it, all explained in the thread :)

TiA

Sir_Yaro 26 Jul 2006 16:52

thank you

Shazz 26 Jul 2006 16:54

Thanx its helpful, but what if i want to hide something in the postbit?

Like example if i wanted to hide Posts: 175

And they have an option to click yes or no in the profile field...
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L9IAnime 30 Jul 2006 10:04

extremely helpful tutorial, exactly what i was looking for, thankyou so much :)

Wired1 08 Aug 2006 01:08

Hehe, looks like a hack of mine :)

Question: Where is the Profile Field Title stored, and how can one call it, for instance, to replace the "Label for text"?

peterska2 08 Aug 2006 01:18

In 3.6 it is stored as a phrase in the custom profile fields phrases but this isn't available globally. The best way is to either hard code or to add a custom global phrase for it.

Wired1 08 Aug 2006 01:35

Just found it, eep, that sucks. Time to use the ol' noggin :) I wonder if there's a way to let a *.php or template access the custom profile fields phrases, or to somehow auto-copy specified ones to a custom global phrase. Got any ideas?

What about 3.5.x, how does it store the titles?

peterska2 08 Aug 2006 01:48

3.5.x doesn't store them as phrases, it just stores the plain text if I recall correctly.

cookiepants 30 Oct 2006 21:49

I've been looking all over for something like this. Thank you so much!

DarkDraco07 29 Nov 2006 05:04

can anyone post a global code so post[fieldx] can be used on any page? thx T_T

muan 06 Apr 2008 13:42

Great tutorial, thanks for that :)


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