In our last tutorial, we showed you all of the profile fields that are available within the Joomla 2.5 User Profile Plugin. The fact that users can see and edit each of these fields is controlled within the plugin's paramters.

 

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When you open the plugin's settings within the Joomla 2.5 admin, you'll see two headings under Basic Options:

  • User profile fields for registration and administrator user forms
  • User profile fields for profile edit form

Under each of these headings, you'll find the same listing of fields.

User profile fields for registration and administrator user forms User profile fields for profile edit form
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • Region
  • Country
  • Postal / ZIP Code
  • Phone
  • Web site
  • Favourite Book
  • About Me
  • Terms of Service
  • Date of Birth
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • Region
  • Country
  • Postal / ZIP Code
  • Phone
  • Phone Web site
  • Favourite Book
  • About Me
  • Terms of Service
  • Date of Birth

Each field includes the following options:

  • Required
  • Optional
  • Disabled

So what is the difference between each set of parameters?

Registration and Administrator user forms

The values for User profile fields for registration and administrator user forms control fields users may type in when initially registering for an account. For example, when we set the value for Address 2 to Disabled, this field was not presented to us when we attempted to register for a new account.

Profile edit form

The values for User profile fields for profile edit form control whether or not the user can see and edit these settings. For example, even though we have previously set Address 1 to 1234 Fake Street, when the option is set to disabled we cannot view the value or edit it within the User Profile page.

In summary, with the Basic options you can control both

  1. the fields users see when they are registering for a new account.
  2. the fields users can see / edit within their own user profile.
Continued Education in Course 217: Joomla 2.5 User Profile Plugin
You are viewing Section 3: Understanding the Joomla 2.5 User Profile Plugin's Basic Options
Section 2: Viewing User Profiles in Joomla 2.5
Section 4: How to create a User Profile menu item in Joomla 2.5
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2013-11-08 4:29 am
Can I know I find the Language file(or Override) to translate Favourite Book(label)?
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2013-11-08 9:34 am
These fields are displayed just as they are input by the user. There may be a plugin out there that will translate these for you, but I have been unable to locate anything that may exist. Many developers may, however, be able to write custom code to do this for you.

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