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Opened 4 weeks ago

Last modified 11 days ago

#7483 new defect (bug)

Required xprofile fields are not validated

Reported by: rmichel0 Owned by:
Milestone: 2.9 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8.2
Component: Extended Profile Keywords: needs-patch dev-feedback


There is an issue with the custom xprofile fields editing (replicated on when following this steps:

  1. Set a xprofile field as required
  2. Edit your profile, empty the required field
  3. No error message is displayed, and the required field is saved empty

(you can try on the buddyboss demo by setting the bio field as required)

I saw that it was an issue that should have been fixed in 2.0:
But it still happen with the last version of Buddypress.

Change History (8)

#1 @hnla
4 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Core to Extended Profile
  • Keywords needs-patch dev-feedback added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.9

Confirmed on a single site trunk install - changing an existing field to required, then editing the profile on frontend to a blank/empty field results in it being saved.

Probably needs further conditions checking.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #buddypress by hnla. View the logs.

4 weeks ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #buddypress by hnla. View the logs.

3 weeks ago

#4 @henry.wright
3 weeks ago

Does the type of field matter or does this apply to all fields?

#5 @rmichel0
2 weeks ago

@henry.wright This apply to all fields I tested it for - text input fields, textarea fields. I didn't checked for other field types, but it seems to be a general issue with how the required fields are handled.

#6 @Mamaduka
11 days ago

This only happens when current user has 'bp_moderate' caps.

This is how we currently check, if field is required in xprofile_screen_edit_profile:

$is_required[ $field_id ] = xprofile_check_is_required_field( $field_id ) && ! bp_current_user_can( 'bp_moderate' );

This logic was introduced in r10232.

Last edited 11 days ago by Mamaduka (previous) (diff)

#7 @henry.wright
11 days ago

@Mamaduka in that case I guess this is a feature, rather than a bug?

#8 @Mamaduka
11 days ago

@henry.wright yeah. Looks like this was intended to be feature, but I find it confusing. E.g. when you add required field, lets say in Gravity Forms, it's required for everyone.

I think we'll see similar reports again, if we don't clarify different UX for users with 'bp_moderate'.

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