Idea about customizing user profile data
  • 2003/11/7 15:53

  • Pedja

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I am delighted that XOOPS core covers almost all I imagined as good core for pim. I actually planned to work on myu own and then found out that there is xoops. Quite nice package.

Here is one idea I coveri part of XOOPS which seeams like weak point: customizing user data.

There are three basic kind of user data:

1 - system requred field, those necessary for XOOPS to work
2 - user description fileds, used to say more about user
3 - fileds needed by modules to allow users to personalize their behaviour

Well XOOPS covers 1) and partly 2). There is no way to easily add new descriptive fields usualy needed for web site. Yes I know it may be added by hand and that is ok with me except it leads to problems: one should change core code which is not welcome.

There is a way to solve it in a spirit of modules. Let's say thet it could be added an option that module may provide template for editing user data. If that is possible than each module which needs to add some filed to users table may provide template which provide means to edit that fields.

Templates of different modules could be shown as "Tabs" in user profile editor thus allowing user to access all paramters in his profile editor. So, he would find tabs like: System, News, Forum, Third party module etc...

There also should be support for admin edited field in single user data which are not available for user to edit.

I beleive this would be very powerfull improvement. Not that it would just provide way to personalize modeules but also it would allow simle addition of fileds even if there is no actual module which needs it. One who needs some custom fields would provide "module" which would actualy just crete needed fields and provide templates to allow editing them. He will never need to alter source of the xooops source or templates but add his own.


Re: Get me started!
  • 2003/11/7 15:15

  • Pedja

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Although XOOPS is lightly documented it would be advisable to be able to download what is available. It is hard to check API docs online...



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