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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5598 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Improve UI of X-Profile multi fields in backend

Reported by: sooskriszta's profile sooskriszta Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Extended Profile Keywords: trac-tidy-2018
Cc: vivek@…


At the moment, when we add multi fields, to add each field, a link "add option" needs to be clicked and this opens up a text field in which the option can be typed.

This is very tedious if there are many options. For instance, if you want to create a dropdown with a list of all countries in the world then you're stuck for a while. At the moment, there isn't even a way to tell BuddyPress "Hey, I'd like to add 208 options so open 208 textfields for me, instead of making me click 208 times"

What I propose is that instead of opening one textfield per option one by one, we should have a textarea in which a list of options can simply be pasted....BuddyPress takes each line as one option. This would make things so much easier for the admins.

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Change History (7)

10 years ago

10 years ago

#1 @sooskriszta
10 years ago

  • Cc vivek@… added

#2 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

The idea is a good one. It will probably wait until there's enough people interested in working on overhauling the xprofile admin screens as a main project for a release, when we can maybe re-build the admin screens and take a look at ideas like this.

#3 @sooskriszta
10 years ago

The challenge would be how to set the Default value for field. Perhaps we could have a checkbox saying use first option as default...

#4 @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.

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#5 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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