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  1. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've added step by step instructions to bridge the gap between coders and non-coders.

    These instructions are particular to Version 1.2 and thus are subject to change.

    1 - Setting up the FEU plugin

    - Install and activate the plugin.

    Go to WordPress admin area (where you access your dashboard) and then go to Settings > Front End Users.

    - Configure your settings:

    - Roles with Admin Access: Whatever is unchecked will not have access to admin area or admin toolbar.

    - URL Base: The URL to your page. i.e. my-profile-edit-page = http://www.yourwebsite.com/your-profile-edit-page or something/something-else/your-profile-edit-page http://www.yourwebsite.com/something/something-else/your-profile-edit-page

    - Display Custom Profile Settings: Check this if you have custom profile fields and you want them displayed in your FEU profile edit page.

    - Test your profile edit page by going to whatever URL you specified in Display Custom Profile Settings (e.g. http://www.yourwebsite.com/your-profile-edit-page/).

    - You should see a form that updates the profile fields for whatever user is currently logged in.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-users/

  2. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    2 - How to create an FEU view

    - By creating your own "view", you'll be able to customize the content of your profile edit page or any theme template that you plan to include it in. Think of "views" as FEU templates.

    - Go to your FEU plugin directory/folder (using FTP or cPanel) (e.g. http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-content/plugins/front-end-user/).

    - You'll find a directory named "views". Copy this folder and its content to your current theme folder/directory. (e.g. http://www.yourwebsite.com/wp-content/themes/your-current-theme/)

    - Open settings.php to edit it. Go the following section of the code: <?php feu_box_(); ?>

    - After it, add:

    <h1>CONFIRMATION: Your custom view for the settings page is working.</h1>

    ...and save the settings.php page.

    - Next, we need to instruct the plugin to use the new "view" template. Add the following code to the functions.php file of your current theme:

    add_filter('feu_settings', 'set_custom_feu_views_directory');
    function set_custom_feu_views_directory($settings) {
    	//$settings['views_directory'] = get_theme_root().'/'.get_template().'/views/';
            $settings['views_directory'] = '/home/public_html/your-website/wp-content/themes/your-current-theme/views/';
    	return $settings;
    }

    - The path in fourth line of the above code should be changed to the absolute server relative path for your "views" folder/directory.

    - If you don't know what it is, check this out: http://joejoomla.com/news-mainmenu-46/1-latest/83-how-to-find-the-absolute-path.html

    - For some reason, the third line of the above code didn't work for me so I commented it out (the two forward slashes) and replaced it with the fourth line.

    - Go to whatever URL you assigned to your profile edit page (in the plugin's settings page i.e. Settings > Front End Users > URL Base) (e.g. http://www.yourwebsite.com/your-edit-profile-page/).

    - If you see the confirmation message it means your "view" is now active (you can now delete the confirmation message in your settings.php file).

  3. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    3 - How to customize the FEU form

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - Go to your new "views" folder/directory (in your theme folder/directory) and open the settings.php file to begin editing it. Make sure you're not confusing the original "views" folder/directory with the new "views" folder/directory.

    - To edit your fields and form layout, edit the code between <?php feu_box_(); ?> and <?php _feu_box(); ?>. Some very basic HTML knowledge is required.

  4. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    4 - Adding custom profile fields to FEU - Automatically vs manually

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - If you're using a plugin or filter to generate additional profile fields, they can automatically be outputted to your front-end form (appended to bottom) by checking the "Display Custom Profile Settings" in the plugin's settings page.

    - If you have created custom profile fields and want full control over their layout and order in the FEU form, my advice is to uncheck the "Display Custom Profile Settings" in the plugin's settings page. Instead you can add the fields manually to your custom settings.php file. Here's a basic template for each input field:

    <div class="form-row">
    
    					<label for="yourextraprofilefield">Your extra profile field</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="yourextraprofilefield" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->yourextraprofilefield); ?>" id="yourextraprofilefield" class="regular-text"/>
    					</div>
    
    				</div>

    - Check your profile edit page in your browser and confirm that the field appears.

    - Next confirm whether or not the field updates new inputs. If not, find the following code in your custom settings.php file:

    $update_status = $feu->update_user_settings($user, $_POST);

    Before it, paste:

    if( !empty( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ))
    			update_usermeta( $current_user->id, 'the-metaname-of-your-custom-field', esc_attr( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ) );

    - the-metaname-of-your-custom-field is the the meta_key in the wp_usermeta table for the meta_value to be updated. This can be found in the user_meta table of your database. If you're still unsure of what this is, look at the source code of the default WordPress profile edit page. The labels, names and IDs of the custom profile fields might help you out.

  5. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    5 - Adding a field to the FEU form for the user's website URL

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - Open and edit the setting.php file in your custom "views" folder.

    - Add this code wherever you'd like the field to appear:

    <div class="form-row">
    
    					<label for="website">Your Website</label>
    
    					<div>
                                                      <input type="text" name="website" id="website" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->user_url) ?>" class="regular-text code" />
    					</div>
    
    				</div>

    - Next, find the following code in your settings.php file:

    $update_status = $feu->update_user_settings($user, $_POST);

    Before it, paste:

    if(strpos($_POST['website'], 'ttp://') || empty( $_POST['website'] ))
    			update_usermeta( $current_user->id, 'user_url', esc_attr( $_POST['website'] ) );
    		else
    			update_usermeta( $current_user->id, 'user_url', 'http://' . esc_attr( $_POST['website'] ) );

    - Your form should show the desired field and update the value whenever you submit. For whatever reason(s) the website field doesn't update without the additional block of PHP code (at least not for me).

  6. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    6 - How to add the FEU plugin in your theme's template pages

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - Notice the header and footer functions: feu_header(); and feu_footer();

    - You won't need these if your template page already calls your header and footer.

    - The poor way is to copy and paste the contents of the settings.php page in your custom "Views" folder/directory into your own custom page template. The proper method is to create a custom view as outlined in the "2 - How to create a view" section.

    - As of version 1.2, you can then include the contents of your custom settings.php file by adding the following code between the body tags of your custom page template.

    <?php feu_display_settings_page(); ?>

    - The following code is probably the best way to start a page template that you intend on including the profile edit form:

    <?php
    /**
     * Template Name: Your profile edit page
     *
     * Your front-end profile edit page.
     *
     */
    
    feu_display_settings_page();
    
    ?>

    - The key is add your additional code to your custom settings.php file rather than the page template. It keeps things neater.

    - Note: This could be a bug on my end but I had to directly this file:

    front-end-users/lib/front_end_users.php

    ...for the view to be applied.

    - I solved this as follows:

    Go to:

    // Outputs the HTML of the user settings page, so that it can be shown anywhere (e.g. inside a template in a theme)

    (It's at the very bottom of page.)

    ...and find:

    require WP_PLUGIN_DIR.'/front-end-users/views/settings.php';

    Replace with:

    require '/home/public_html/your-website/wp-content/themes/your-current-theme/views/';

    - Edit your the path as required.

  7. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    7 - Using the FEU plugin with customized author url (custom page slug and display name used instead of log-in name.

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - WordPress author pages by default are accessed by going to "www.yourwebsite.com/author/some-authors-login-name" in your browser.

    More here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Author_Templates

    - If you create a custom author page template and the two following plugins, you can change the "authors" part of the URL to whatever you wish and additionally swap the log-in name part of the url for the users display name. This allows your users to dynamically change their profile URL simply by changing their display name.

    Custom Author URL:

    http://www.microkid.net/wordpress/author-slug/

    Display Name Author Permalink:

    http://sivel.net/wordpress/display-name-author-permalink/

    - These can be stitched together with the FEU plugin. The first step is to observe the default WordPress profile edit page in your admin area. When you input a nickname into the text field the display name select field is dynamically repopulated. This doesn't translate in the front end. The solution, with a little jQuery, PHP and HTML, is to force the display name to accept the nickname as it's value.

    - Go to your custom "view" settings.php file and open it to edit it.

    - Delete the content in full and replace it with the following code in full:

    <?php
    
    // Custom code #1
    $displaynamecheck = $_GET["displaynamecheck"];
    if ($displaynamecheck=="unavailable")
    {
    $displayname_matchtrigger = TRUE; //Used to trigger error message.
    }
    // End custom code #1
    
    global $feu;
    
    $user = wp_get_current_user();
    $update_status = null;
    $user_avatar_enabled = $feu->is_user_avatar_enabled();
    
    // Custom code #2
    $check_this_displayname = $_POST['nickname']; //Used in query.
    global $wpdb;
    global $current_user;
    get_currentuserinfo();
    
    //Select count as variable. Check if display_name is already in use by (an)other user(s).
    //...or if it exists as another log-in name.
    $mycount = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $wpdb->users WHERE (display_name = '$check_this_displayname' OR user_login = '$check_this_displayname') AND ID <> $current_user->ID;" ) );
    // End custom code #2
    
    if (empty($user->ID)) {
    	echo '<p>Sorry, you need to be logged in to view these settings.</p>';
    	return;
    }
    
    if (!empty($_POST)) {
    
    // Custom code #3
    if ($mycount>=1){
    //echo ">=1";
    //$displayname_matchtrigger = TRUE;
    $_POST["nickname"]="";
    $_POST["display_name"]="";
    $_POST["trigger"]="trigger";
    }
    else{
    //echo"<1";
    }
    // End custom code #3
    
    	$update_status = $feu->update_user_settings($user, $_POST);
    }
    
    if ($user_avatar_enabled) {
    	$feu->prepare_user_avatar();
    }
    
    feu_header();
    
    ?>
    
    <?php feu_box_(); ?>
    
    	<h1>Settings</h1>
    
    	<?php feu_form_message($update_status); ?>
    
    <?php
    // Custom code #4
    if ($displayname_matchtrigger) {
    echo "<div class='error'><strong>ERROR:</strong> Sorry! The display name you chose is already in use by another member. Please choose another.
    <br />- Your display name has been reset to your log-in name.
    <br />- All other details were saved.</div>";
    }
    // End custom code #4
    ?>
    
    	<div class="feu-form">
    
    		<?php
    			if ($user_avatar_enabled) {
    				user_avatar_form($user);
    			}
    		?>
    
    		<form action="<?php echo feu_get_url('settings'); ?>" method="post">
    
    			<fieldset>
    
    				<legend>Name</legend>
    
    				<div>
    
    					<label>Username</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<?php echo $user->user_login; ?>
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    				<div>
    
    					<label for="first_name">First Name</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="first_name" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->first_name); ?>" />
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    				<div>
    
    					<label for="last_name">Last Name</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="last_name" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->last_name); ?>" />
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    <!--Custom code #5-->
    				<div>
    
    					<label for="nickname"><!--Actually Nickname-->Display Name <span>(required)</span></label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="nickname" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->nickname); ?>" id="nickname" />
    
    <?php
    if ($displayname_matchtrigger) {
    echo "     <span class='error'><strong>ERROR:</strong> Your chosen display name is unavailable. Choose another!</span>";
    }
    else{
    //echo "This display name is fine.";
    }
    ?>
    
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    				<div style="display:none">
    
    					<label for="display_name">Display Name</label>
    
    <!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    					<div>
    						<select name="display_name">
    							<?php echo feu_get_display_names_options_html($user); ?>
    						</select>
    					</div>
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="display_name" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->display_name); ?>" id="display_name" readonly="readonly"/>
    					</div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    jQuery.noConflict();
    
    jQuery(function() {
       var myInput = jQuery('#nickname');
       myInput.change(function() {
           jQuery('#display_name').val(myInput.val());
       });
    });
    </script>
    <!-- End custom code #5-->
    
    				</div>
    
    			</fieldset>
    
    			<fieldset>
    
    				<legend>Contact Info</legend>
    
    				<div>
    
    					<label for="email">Email</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="text" name="email" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->user_email); ?>" />
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    			</fieldset>
    
    			<fieldset>
    
    				<legend>Password</legend>
    
    				<div>
    
    					<label for="pass1">New Password</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<input type="password" name="pass1" value="" autocomplete="off" /> <span class="description">If you would like to change the password type a new one. Otherwise leave this blank.</span><br />
    						<input type="password" name="pass2" value="" autocomplete="off" /> <span class="description">Type your new password again.</span>
    					</div>
    
    				</div>
    
    			</fieldset>
    <!-- Custom code #6-->
    			<input type="hidden" name="trigger" id="trigger" value="notrigger" />
    <!-- End custom code #6-->
    
    			<?php if ($feu->get_display_custom_profile_settings()): ?>
    
    				<?php do_action( 'show_user_profile', $user ); ?>
    
    			<?php endif; ?>
    
    			<div class="submit">
    
    				<input type="hidden" name="user_id" value="<?php echo esc_attr($user->ID); ?>" />
    				<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Update" />
    
    			</div>
    
    		</form>
    
    	</div>
    
    <?php _feu_box(); ?>
    
    <?php feu_footer(); ?>

    - The above code checks if the inputted nickname is in use by another user. If in use, the nickname is set to nothing which defaults to the user log-in name. Two error messages will be displayed.

    - This is where a minor core hack comes into play. In the FEU plugin directory/folder go to lib/front_end_users.php. Open it to edit it.

    Go to:

    // Profile settings-related functions

    ...and find:

    $user_id = $user->ID;

    Add beneath:

    $trigger = $_POST["trigger"];
                    if($trigger=="trigger"){
                    $triggerurl="&displaynamecheck=unavailable";
                    }

    ...then find:

    $redirect_url = feu_get_url('settings');
    				wp_redirect($redirect_url.'?updated=true');

    Replace with:

    $redirect_url = feu_get_url('settings');
    				wp_redirect($redirect_url.'?updated=true'.$triggerurl);

    - The above code passes a variable back to the FEU profile edit page that triggers two error messages that are on standby in your settings.php file.

  8. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    8 - Integrating a local avatar plugin with FEU

    - Install the User Avatar plugin: http://www.sterling-adventures.co.uk/blog/2008/03/01/avatars-plugin/

    - It should automatically display above your form.

  9. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    9 - How to add an FEU specific class to the body element of FEU specific pages

    - I found this useful for styling. Read an explanation of WordPress body classes here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/body_class

    - To add the FEU specific class, simply add the following code to your current themes's functions.php file:

    //adds new body class for post category
    add_filter('body_class', 'add_category_class_single');
    function add_category_class_single($classes){
    
    if (stripos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],'/profile/edit-your-profile') !== false)
        {
        $classes[] = 'feu-body-class';
        }
    
        return $classes;
    }
  10. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    10 - Adding a field to the FEU form for the user's biographical info

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - Open and edit the setting.php file in your custom "views" folder.

    - Add this code wherever you'd like the field to appear:

    <div class="form-row">
    
    					<label for="description">Description</label>
    
    					<div>
    						<textarea rows="5" cols="90" name="description" id="description"><?php echo esc_attr($user->description); ?></textarea>
    					</div>
    
    				</div>

    - In comparison to the user website field (5 - Adding a field to the FEU form for the user's website URL), this field doesn't require a PHP function to work. The form automatically collects the and updates the value.

  11. rzn8media
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    in your instructions on editing the path to the view settings.php you said you had to edit it directly in "front-end-users/lib/front_end_users.php" this is actually incorrect - this is to be edited in the functions.php page of your plugin. Another note.. your naming conventions need a little namespace work - you have two front_end_users.php pages in different directories and everything is generally a little messy. I only say this to help you improve the plugin because I'm going to be investing into it's use heavily in the near future.

  12. rzn8media
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In 9-

    you have to edit the path of
    (stripos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],'/profile/edit-your-profile') !== false)

    to match either your page url (if using a theme template..) or your profile prefix.

  13. rzn8media
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you use a custom theme template, and want to use other views via the view menu. the links generated for the additional views will not use your template as the Home, or the uri base. It will use the profile prefix you set in your settings - which kind of defeats the purpose of using a custom page template because it will pop back out of the the template... I thought it might be a good idea to create a shortcode that will include the FEU and specify a view. that way you could create a series of pages using the template and pull a certain view based on the shortcode in the template. Have NO idea how to do this and I'm afraid of hacking the plugin core too much for obvious reasons. feature request?

  14. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @rzn8media

    in your instructions on editing the path to the view settings.php you said you had to edit it directly in "front-end-users/lib/front_end_users.php" this is actually incorrect - this is to be edited in the functions.php page of your plugin.

    Thanks for rectifying that.

    Another note.. your naming conventions need a little namespace work - you have two front_end_users.php pages in different directories and everything is generally a little messy. I only say this to help you improve the plugin because I'm going to be investing into it's use heavily in the near future.

    I could be misinterpreting your comment but you may be confusing me as the plugin author. Are you referring to the code in my examples or the plugin author's original code? It's good to hear you'll be investing in this plugin. Any documentation on how you extend the plugin would be great.

    In 9-

    you have to edit the path of
    (stripos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],'/profile/edit-your-profile') !== false)

    to match either your page url (if using a theme template..) or your profile prefix.

    Does this help?:

    //Adds new body class to the page you specify
    add_filter('body_class', 'add_category_class_single');
    function add_category_class_single($classes){
    
    // Type in the path to the page you wish to apply the body class to...
    // Example: "/some-page" or "/some-parent-page/some-child-page"
    $your_feu_path = "Type your path here!";
    
    // Check if the current page URL matches the path you've specified...
    if (stripos($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],$your_feu_path) !== false)
        {
        //If matched, add this class to the body element...
        $classes[] = 'feu-body-class';
        }
    
        return $classes;
    }

    If you use a custom theme template, and want to use other views via the view menu. the links generated for the additional views will not use your template as the Home, or the uri base.

    I haven't applied the FEU menu yet. Can you provide me with an example of the code/hook?

    Should I be using the second filter in front-end-users/example_hooks.php?

    I've tried it but I end up with the FEU index page without any links to my settings page. I've already called the menu in my header.php file.

  15. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    11 - Using the FEU menu and sub-menu.

    - Please complete the "2 - How to create a view" section before proceeding with this step.

    - Open header.php in your custom view folder. Remove the two slashes before the function. It should look like this:

    <?php
    
    get_header();
    
    // Uncomment this to display a menu that lists FEU views
    
    if (feu_is_logged_in()) {
    
    	feu_menu();
    
    }
    
    ?>

    - Create five new files in your custom views folder (your regular file don't need to be deleted):

    1. page-a.php
    2. page-c.php
    3. page-x.php
    4. page-y.php
    5. page-z.php

    ("page-b" is deliberately omitted)

    ...and paste in the following code to each:

    <?php feu_header(); ?>
    
    <?php feu_box_(); ?>
    
    	<h1>Page A</h1>
    
    <?php _feu_box(); ?>
    
    <?php feu_footer(); ?>

    - Obviously change "Page A" to "Page C" for page-c.php etc.

    - For this example, it is assumed that you have and index.php file in your custom views folder. If not, create it as you did the five pages.

    - Open your functions.php file in your theme directory (not the FEU plugin directory) and add the following code:

    add_filter('feu_settings', 'set_custom_feu_views');
    function set_custom_feu_views($settings) {
    	$settings['views'] = array(
    
                    // Parent link without sub-menu:
    		'index' => array(
    				'title' => 'Home'
    			),
    
                    // Parent link without sub-menu:
    		'page-a' => array(
    				'title' => 'A'
    			),
    
                    // Parent link with sub-menu:
            	'page-b' => array(
    				'title' => 'B',
    				'items' => array('page-x', 'page-y', 'page-z')
    			),
    
                    //// Child link of parent link "page-b":
    		'page-x' => array(
    				'title' => 'X'
    			),
    
                    //// Child link of parent link "page-b":
    		'page-y' => array(
    				'title' => 'Y'
    			),
    
                    //// Child link of parent link "page-b":
    		'page-z' => array(
    				'title' => 'Z'
    			),
    
                    // Parent link without sub-menu:
    		'page-c' => array(
    				'title' => 'C',
    			)
    	);
    	return $settings;
    }

    (Notice that "page-b" doesn't require a "page-b.php" to exist in your custom views folder. It's just a link's title in this case.)

    - To break down the above code:

    Adding a parent link:

    'your-page' => array(
    				'title' => 'Your page'
    			),

    - "your-page" represents the PHP file in your views folder without the ".php" extension. It also represents the a section of the URL for each page. "Your page" represents what your menu link will be displayed as. The coma at the end of the code should only be added if there is a following parent link.

    Adding a parent page with a sub-menu:

    - First, add the child links for your sub-menu as you would a regular parent link (see above code).

    - Second, to assign the child links to a parent link add this code before the first child link:

    'your-page' => array(
    				'title' => 'Your page'
    				'items' => array('child-page-1', 'child-page-2')
    			),

    - "child-page-1" and "child-page-2" are now assigned to the sub-menu of "your-page". Again, the last comma is only necessary if followed by another item.

    Basic CSS style for your FEU menu:

    - This step is optional (you may not need it): I used this step to produce a vertical bullet list because my theme's style appeared to be conflicting with the menu's style. If you experience the same issue, add the following code to style.php in your current themes directory and change it as required:

    body ul.feu-menu{
    margin: 30px 0px 30px 0px;
    list-style-type:disc;
    }
    
    body ul.feu-menu li {
    display: list-item;
    margin: 10px 0px 10px 20px;
    }

    - Once you have this base, in presentational terms, you can make pretty much whatever you want from it using the following resources as a guide:

    http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listamatic/

    - Go to your FEU page in your browser (whatever path you assigned in the FEU section of your WordPress settings). You should now see your menu. The current page nor parent links with sub-menus are never hyperlinked. Your URL should also reflect whatever page or sub-page you're on. Note that the index URL is an exception in that the URL will not have to have an additional slug:

    Link to page-a.php:

    http://www.yourwebsite.com/your-feu-page/page-a

    Link to index.php:

    www.yourwebsite.com/your-feu-page

    ...which is the same as:

    www.yourwebsite.com/your-feu-page/index

    It's the same principle as a website's home page i.e. you don't have to type http://www.wordpress.org/index.php to get to it's home page.

    Placing the FEU menu somewhere else on your page:

    - Your FEU menu is called in header.php of your custom view folder. For whatever reasons, you may need to place the menu outside of your header. In my case, I needed it to appear a little lower in the page just before my FEU form but beneath and outside of my header.

    - To position your menu simply go to header.php file in your custom view folder and add two forward slashes to disable it:

    <?php
    
    get_header();
    
    // Uncomment this to display a menu that lists FEU views
    
    if (feu_is_logged_in()) {
    
    	//feu_menu();
    
    }
    
    ?>

    - Then, for each page in which you'd like the menu to appear paste:

    <?php
    
    if (feu_is_logged_in()) {
    
    	feu_menu();
    
    }
    
    ?>

    - The FEU menu will/should function as expected.

    Setting up settings.php as your index.php

    - Let's say you want your settings.php to work like your index.php in that it's the first page the user is presented with and it doesn't require an additional slug (an extra part to your URL). You could cheat and simply place "settings" as your first item in your menu function. The downside is that your FEU page URL will have an additional "/settings" slug appended to it. This can be solved by copying and pasting the contents of settings.php into index.php but the superior approach is to open your index.php file and replace all of it's contents with:

    <?php feu_display_settings_page(); ?>

    - You should now have an index page consisting of the contents of settings page without any additional slug being required.

  16. jas712
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey guys,

    This is a great plugin.
    However, I am having trouble using my custom fields for the profile page.

    The problem is they wouldn't update. I already followed every instructions above, I also included all those codes that are required. But it still does not update the profile.

    Please advice, thanks1

  17. FranzWegener
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey jas712,
    I just had the same problem. Here's the solution:

    Change the snippets that you included in settings.php

    if( !empty( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ))
    update_usermeta( $current_user->id, 'the-metaname-of-your-custom-field', esc_attr( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ) );

    to the following:

    if( !empty( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ))
    update_usermeta( $user->id, 'the-metaname-of-your-custom-field', esc_attr( $_POST['yourextraprofilefield'] ) );

    (The only difference is that $current_user->id is changed to $user->id.)
    Afterwards it should work. (At least it worked for me.)

  18. jas712
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks FranzWegener!

    I also figured it out few hours ago, there is also one more part:

    update_usermeta()

    to

    update_user_meta()

    which is an update of this function.

    However, I found out that I broke a bit of the function. I was translating all the message into another language, and I found out that the required_field array didn't update at all. (for example the first_name, last_name, user_email), I need to add in the update_user_meta if case for those fields.

    And when you click update, the link should became "your-domain.com/profile=a?true (something like that).
    Mine is just stays as "your-domain.com/profile" even though is already updated.

    Any clue do you know what seems to be the problem?

    Thanks again!!

  19. ntvlien
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    2 - How to create an FEU view
    ...
    - Next, we need to instruct the plugin to use the new "view" template. Add the following code to the functions.php file of your current theme:

    add_filter('feu_settings', 'set_custom_feu_views_directory');
    function set_custom_feu_views_directory($settings) {
    //$settings['views_directory'] = get_theme_root().'/'.get_template().'/views/';
    $settings['views_directory'] = '/home/public_html/your-website/wp-content/themes/your-current-theme/views/';
    return $settings;
    }

    - For some reason, the third line of the above code didn't work for me so I commented it out (the two forward slashes) and replaced it with the fourth line.

    thank you for the great plugin.

    TEMPLATEPATH just works fine.
    $settings['views_directory'] = TEMPLATEPATH.'/views/';

  20. tdorr07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for this walkthrough. Definitely a much needed addition to this plugin.

    I've been able to get the custom fields working but when I try doing the website step it won't update on the plugin side. It shows up correctly and updates via /wp-admin/ but does not update when changed on the FEU side.

    Is there a possible update to this code due to the new wordpress updates?

  21. sassyfrog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for this detailed user guide! That's fantastic.
    However, as I'm following the steps to add a custom profile field manually to FEU (step 4 above). While the field is displayed properly, I get an error message when updating the form: "Failed Security Check". Any clue?

  22. qzha017
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dominor Novus thanks for the instructional steps, however I am having trouble to add a link to the profile page. I want to add the author's post link (the page showing all the posts the current user posted), can you or anyone else please teach me how to add it? I tried <?php the_author_posts_link(); ?> but not doing anything, sorry for being such a noob =/

    Thanks everyone
    Alex

  23. sohum
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Dominor,

    Most of your instructions I've followed, and they were great - no problems!

    However, I've run into a problem adding the menu to my profile page. Although I can get the "setting" menu item to show, and I've added

    page-a.php
    page-c.php
    page-x.php
    page-y.php
    page-z.php

    to my view, and followed your instructions copying the code into my theme's functions.php. But this is where i ran into a problem. Loading my profile page resulted in this error message:

    "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/rowenr/public_html/theyogapost.com/wp-content/themes/reportage/functions.php on line 122"

    Do you have any idea why I'm seeing that? And how I can neat tabs to display the menu items as seen in the screenshot for this plugin?

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