Adds a configurable search form to your BuddyPress site, so visitors can find site members searching their extended profiles.
After the standard manual or automatic plugin installation procedure, you'll be able to access the plugin settings page Users -> Profile Search.
In the plugin settings page you have the following options:
Specify the HTML text for the form header and welcome message.
Enable the toggle form feature.
Select the profile fields to include in the search form (currently the datebox profile fields are not supported);
If your extended profiles include a numeric field, enable the Value Range search, so your visitors can specify the minimum and maximum value for their search.
If your extended profiles include a birth date field, enable the Age Range search, so your visitors can specify the minimum and maximum age for their search.
Insert the search form in the Members Directory page.
Select the search mode for text fields, between partial match, where a search for John matches field values of John, Johnson, Long John Silver, and so on, and exact match, where a search for John matches the field value John only.
In both search modes the wildcard characters % (percent sign), matching zero or more characters, and _ (underscore), matching exactly one character, are available to your visitors to better specify their search.
There are three different ways to integrate your BP Profile Search form in your BuddyPress site. You can insert the form:
In your Members Directory page, using the above mentioned option
In a sidebar or widget area, using the BP Profile Search widget
In a post or page, using the shortcode [bp_profile_search_form]
Requires: BP 1.8 or higher
Compatible up to: BP 1.8.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-14
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