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#9044 new feature request

Sorting Order Presets, and First and Last Name Sorting Options

Reported by: gbordormor22's profile gbordormor22 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Contributions Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 12.0.0
Component: Templates Keywords:
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Description

BuddyPress is now Robust, beautiful and powerful.

There are Two(2) small things that I am imagining if BuddyPress can give us, going forward:

1.) SORTING PRESET
I need BuddyPress to enable us through its Settings, to be able to pre-set the Order in which our Members Directory will be sorted.

This means that, I should be able to Drag-and-Drop the Sorting options around, somewhere within BuddyPress Settings-- where if I arranged it as:

a.) Alphabetical
b.) Last Active
c.) Newest Registered
d.) First and Last Name

Then, whenever my Members Directory loads, this is what the Sorting Order will be.

2.) You will notice in my Sorting Options, that there's an Option called " First and Last Name "-- which BuddyPress doesn't have.

I am hereby proposing to the BuddyPress Development Team, that they should Please consider and implement this request of adding First and Last Name option into the default BuddyPress Sorting options.

Now, I have tried to achieve it with this plugin --- https://wordpress.org/plugins/force-first-last/

Unfortunately, the plugin is not able to do it automatically. I need to actually manually edit it user by user, before I get the Usernames of my users changed from Username to First and Last Name.

On my website made with Ultimate Member plugin, sorting is by First and Last Name as you can see here-- https://member.cordialmarketplace.com/

It will be a great relief to many, if BuddyPress will implement this.

In essence, this Ticket requests two things in One-- which is, add a Drag-and-Drop option for Admins to be able to rearrange the Sorting Options, through a kind of pre-set system.

This plugin Organizes Categories and Taxonomies-- https://wordpress.org/plugins/taxonomy-terms-order/

I am talking of BuddyPress enabling us to rearrange our Sorting Options in similar way, as done by this plugin above.

And

2.) add First and Last Name option among the default BuddyPress Sorting Options.

Regards.

Change History (2)

#1 @imath
5 months ago

  • Component changed from Core to Templates
  • Milestone changed from Up Next to Awaiting Contributions
  • Priority changed from high to normal

Hi @gbordormor22

Thanks for your feedback and for this feature request.

About Directory filters, it’s already possible to use our Template pack hierarchy to organize it the way you want. It’s probably not intuitive enough, but I believe this is something we should look into while blockifying the way BuddyPress generates its content.

About the « Name/First name » order, it’s basically alphabetical, to get what you need, it’s required to have a better control on how BuddyPress synchronizes its primary name field with WordPress display name. There’s already a ticket for it: #8568

#2 @gbordormor22
5 months ago

@imath

"About Directory filters, it’s already possible to use our Template pack hierarchy to organize it the way you want"

You've spoken in such esoteric language, insomuch that all you did, was to get me completely lost and confused.

I don't understand anything you mean by "Template pack hierarchy"-- and how I can use it to "organize my Directory the way I want".

Is there a Documentation somewhere that explains anything at all, about what you are talking about?

Or, is this just some concealed function hidden somewhere inside BuddyPress Core, which only BuddyPress developers are aware about?

2.) I went through Ticket #8568 But I'm not sure, if we are talking about the same thing.

Ticket #8568 is talking about syncing BuddyPress Names with WordPress, alongside the incoherence that it produces.

Whereas, I am talking about First and Last Name, being part of the BuddyPress Sorting Options-- so that, instead of just having Username as Display Name, we can actually have the user's Full Name as their display Name, just as we have it here--- https://prnt.sc/IoxUrancsRBz

OF NOTE
I'm not an expert in BuddyPress. I'm just a user.

This means I know nothing of BuddyPress PHP, coding and all those nerdy stuff in relation to PHP.

So there are likely to be a million things about BuddyPress that I don't know.

I however know what I expect to get, as a user: I know that I need Sorting Presets-- where I can set my Sorting Options in a predetermined Order.

Maybe:

a.) Alphabetical
b.) Last Active
c.) Newest Registered
d.) First and Last Name

Then, whenever my Members Directory loads, this is what the Sorting Order will be.

2.) I also know that I need First and Last Name to be among the ways that we can show the user's Name.

You have explained some big things in high level esoteric language that I can't understand.

Although, I believe that you can understand me!

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