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Opened 17 months ago

Closed 3 weeks ago

#4694 closed enhancement (fixed)

Profile field type: Number

Reported by: sooskriszta Owned by: DJPaul
Milestone: 2.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: XProfile Keywords:
Cc: vivek@…


Would be great to have a profile field of the type Number.

The input would be a textbox, but with 5-8 character width, and validation to ensure input is integer.

This could be used for stuff like
Height in cm
Years of experience

Change History (8)

comment:2 DJPaul16 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

comment:3 sooskriszta12 months ago

(Please, please...)

comment:4 DJPaul12 months ago

Types of profile fields is a big project and beyond scope for 1.8.

comment:5 sooskriszta8 months ago

Seems we now have a plugin that adds field types...
Consider merging into core?

comment:6 sooskriszta8 months ago

  • Cc vivek@… added

comment:7 DJPaul3 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.0
  • Owner set to DJPaul
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:8 djpaul3 weeks ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 8178:

xProfile: re-architecture profile field types and de-duplicate the templating and validation logic to make it easier for core and plugins to add new profile field types.

Until now, it's been pretty hard to add new types of profile field to BuddyPress. There are a couple of plugins that do a good job, but BuddyPress makes it much harder than it should be because, historically, we've hardcoded values and checks in templates throughout the project. For example, profile field templating was duplicated in the registration template, the member/profile/edit template, in parts of the wp-admin xProfile screens, and in the new wp-admin extended profile editor.

This change implements a new approach that creates a class for each profile field type; selectbox, textbox, textarea, and so on. They all share an abstract base class BP_XProfile_Field_Type which consolidates a lot of special behaviour that had been added to BuddyPress over the years (e.g. some fields accept null values, some accept multiple default values), and adds true field value validation. Unit tests are included.

We've also implemented a new "Numbers" field type with these changes. It behaves much the same as a regular textbox field does, but it only accepts numbers.

Fixes #5220 and #4694

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