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Feature #1504

Allow members to choose multiple colleges on Profile pages

Added by Matt Gold over 10 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Category name:
BuddyPress (misc)
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Start date:
2012-01-04
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Description

Per a suggestion from George at the last meeting. Realize that this is set through the dashboard, but there may be resultant changes needed in other parts of the site (search, etc.). Assume that the best way to do this would be to move from dropdown to checkboxes? The question then is whether I'd have to delete the existing (required) field, which would then screw with the db. Thoughts?

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#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Not tracked to 1.4

Hi Boone,

Just had another request from this from a member. Here was the request:

Many of us have appointments at more than one college. For example, essentially everyone at the GC has an appointment at one of the colleges. It sucks having to choose between my home college (that pays the bills, is where I spend most of my time, where I have contacts outside of my area of research) and the GC (which is more prestigious, is where I have research contacts and graduate students).

What would be involved in giving people multiple options? Is it just a matter of changing the nature of the BP profile field through the dashboard?

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

Is it just a matter of changing the nature of the BP profile field through the dashboard?

Yes, but there may be complications with the way the Member Directory filters work. It should be tested on cdev first.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold about 10 years ago

Okay -- made the change on Cdev. Decided to choose checkboxes instead of multi-select drop-down because I think checkboxes are more intuitive, though they take up more screen real estate.

Then went to my profile to edit. One note: although my profile, at that point, showed NYCCT as my college, when I went to edit it, no boxes were checked. Not sure what, if anything that means, though I suppose it's possible that if we change the field type and then some edits another part of their profile without re-checking a particular college, their original choice might not be registered.

At any rate, then I went and checked both NYCCT and CUNY GC. Seemed to work without a hitch, but I leave it to you to test.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

although my profile, at that point, showed NYCCT as my college, when I went to edit it, no boxes were checked

That's not surprising, given the way different kinds of profile data are stored. Still, it's something that could at least be improved in BP. https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4102

Fixed in BP at https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/5948. Pulled to the CAC repo in https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/29e891b815f0e1771d9f051913b2cad92eca6ed4

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Assigned

Oops, shouldn't mark this resolved. i still have more testing to do with directory filters.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Looks like this was mainly working, with one small glitch: the multiple values were being displayed improperly in the members directory. Fixed in https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/00bd9e9adf4ffb2affae627aff4432bbc38a666e

I'm making a note in the deployment notes so that I remember to change the field over at the time when 1.4 goes live: https://github.com/castiron/cac/wiki/Release-ACTION_REQUIRED-list

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