About User Download 4.3

German Arsalan Shah 6 years ago

About User

This component adds an additional profile subpage named About showing some basic member information like gender, age, etc. retrieved from the member's account data.

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The visibility of the About page depends on the mode which was chosen on the account settings page. The three available options are Yes (= visible for everyone), For Friends only, or No.

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Note: About User can NOT be used in parallel with the Custom User Fields component. Whenever Custom User Fields gets enabled, About User will be disabled automatically.


V 4.3 (supporting Ossn 5.4 up to 5.6, requires TextareaSupport 2.12)

  • adapted requirements to Ossn 5.4

V 4.2

  • completed set of language files
  • adapted to TextareaSupport 2.8

V 4.1

  • adds configurable privacy to about tab
  • automatic disabling of About User component if Custom User Fields component is enabled

V 4.0

  • support added for dynamically displaying additional profile field's data as provided by components like 'CountrySelector' for example.

V 3.1

  • translate gender
  • rewritten age calculation function

V 1.0

  • initial release
in Balamurali Govindan Replied 1 month ago

Thank You for the clarification. I greatly appreciate it.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 1 month ago

Yes, as you pointed out aboutuser gets disabled automatically in case the Custom User Fields component is enabled, because the latter one offers not only the same features but even more and is individually customizable.
So I'm sure this was the true reason for not showing up in your case.
As for the bio component I don't see no real 'overlapping' because it initializes totally blank by default and it's up to the individual member to fill in any thing of interest or not.

in Balamurali Govindan Replied 1 month ago

Sorry Sir.

I thought it was automatically disabled because of this release 4.1 comment
"automatic disabling of About User component if Custom User Fields component is enabled".

Also I use "bio" module, so that could also be overlapping with the "aboutuser" functionality. So kinds of not using this module. Sorry, I apologize.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 1 month ago

Willi and Balamurali,
I'm tired of seeing these kind of 'it doesn't work' reports without any further details.
You can be sure that no developer would upload a completely untested component here which would fail in a standard environment. So if it does - as in your case - there must be a reason. But we can't find the reason if you're not willing to provide any information about your sites.

Hence, please stop further postings like that if you're basically unwilling to cooperate.

German ~Z~ Man Replied 1 month ago

Thanks a lot, Balamurali.
And ... hopefully .... this time we'll get some more details.... 🤣

in Balamurali Govindan Replied 1 month ago

I am also not able to see this tab after installation. Will report as a bug.

German Willi da SIlva Borges Replied 1 month ago

Unfortunately, the menu item is not displayed for me :(

How can I make it appear?

German Martin Korn Replied 3 months ago

how can i export the birthdays and mobile phone numbers of the users to the respective users

German ~Z~ Man Replied 4 months ago

Actually, User Fields and About are not really conflicting, but since User Fields offers its own and even configurable About section, it wouldn't make much sense to see 2 abouts in parallel. :) That's why this one disables automatically (see release note 4.1 above) in case User Fields is running.


Developer: Arsalan
License ossnv4
Type: Communication
Minimum Requirement: 5.4
Latest Version: 4.3
Last Updated 2 weeks ago
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