Skip to:

Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5065 closed enhancement (maybelater)

bp_get_member_profile_data() and identical names, special characters, select-parameter

Reported by: kmbdeamorg's profile kmb@… Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.0
Component: Extended Profile Keywords: needs-patch, trac-tidy-2018


You can define mutiple groups in the backend and name fields within them identical.
If you try to fetch those via bp_get_member_profile_data() it's not working right, because the "name"-keys are not uniq.

I've also problems with special characters like german umlauts (ä, ü, ö) in the names.

It would be nice, if one could select the field based on the field_id.

Change History (3)

#1 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Type changed from task to enhancement
  • Version changed from 1.7 to 1.0

I think the neatest solution for this would be to add a parameter to bp_get_member_profile_data() to specify what group to look in to pull the named data from. This avoids possibly breaking backwards compatibility for this very specific use case.

Please open a separate ticket (if you haven't already) about special characters. Thanks.

#2 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

If you feel strongly that this enhancement should still be added to BuddyPress, and you are able to contribute effort towards it, we encourage you to re-open the ticket, or start a discussion about it in our Slack channel. Please consider that time has proven that good ideas without contributions do not get built.

For more information, see
or find us on Slack, in the #buddypress channel:

#3 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.