Profile Manager v5.3

Release Notes

Version history
- added: extra classes and a * to register form mandatory fields
- fixed: updating of profile type and category not possible
- fixed: applied nasty fix to hide configuration from search results
- fixed: members search result profile icons not showing pulldown
- fixed: members search not filtering on profile type in Elgg > 1.6.x
- fixed: members search fields not listening to admin_only

- added: hint text on profile fields to show on edit/register forms
- added: empty value to pulldown and radio options to empty a field (or keep blank)
- added: new admin add user form with the option to notify user and directly add extra profile information
- changed: plugin now works with classes
- fixed: multiselect not working in safari/chrome
- fixed: switching profile field (with edit) doesn't empty form. Problem when last field doesn't contain a label
- fixed: description not keeping data on edit group form
- fixed: layout bug in css on search form
- fixed: having no custom profile fields except admin only makes the admin only visible on the profile ($CONFIG->profile need to not contain these fields)
- fixed: profile fields used filled on the register form (and admin form) now listens to default access level
- (maybe) fixed: on some browsers group fields configuration not showing (not reproducable)

- added: members search form based on profile fields (admin configurable)
- added: simple/advanced search toggle options on user profile field configuration
- fixed: token mismatch on group edit when using 1.6.x or higher (not tested)
- fixed: after bounce on register it showed bounced values
- fixed: datepicker fields sometimes a day off, fix provided by westor (
- fixed: groupprofile view replaced to show correct field labels
5.0.1 (2009-12-28):
- fixed: profile type description change on selection change not working on register
- fixed: bouncing on register form not working for profile type and multiselect
5.0 (2009-12-23):
- added: backup / restore of custom profile fields configuration (no categories and profile types)
- added: basic export of profile metadata to a csv
- added: admin option to show a tabbed edit profile view
- added: option to add profile type to members tabbed view
- added: pulldown, radio and multiselect field types for groups
- added: admin only option to custom group profile fields
- added: simple admin stats to show different profile type count
- added: profile fields now editable
- added: profile type selection on register
- changed: renamed plugin to Profile Manager
- changed: secured all actions with tokens and action gatekeepers (for Elgg 1.7)
- fixed: forgotten translation of unavailable options
- fixed: admin only not saved when adding new fields

  • Thansk Jeroen!! Your plugin is awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Oh, I do have one question - I noticed some values show up in 'Query' for admins on the Members Search results.

    What is this and what does it mean? I've pasted an example below when I do a search on one of the profile fields I added for users to mandatory fill out on the registration page:


    SELECT distinct e.* from elggentities e join elggusers_entity u on e.guid = u.guid JOIN (SELECT subm1.*, s1.string FROM elggmetadata subm1 JOIN elggmetastrings s1 ON subm1.value_id = AS m1 ON e.guid = m1.entity_guid where ((m1.name_id='1285' AND m1.string like '%ACC%')) and ( (1 = 1) and e.enabled='yes') and ( (1 = 1) and m1.enabled='yes') order by e.time_created desc limit 0,10


  • so yea.. got this plugin

    where do i actually go to configure it? :)

  • @tpogonat the query information is only available to admins and can be used to debug any issues with the search, so if all works great, just ignore it :)

    @stantz you can find configuration of this plugin in the administration menu. Look for the 'Replace Profile Fields' and 'Replace Group Field' menu items.

  • Jeroen just great, seems perfect in 1.7b which is all I care about. You don't seem to mention 1.7b in this release but it works just great!

    Thanks you and are you updating Elggchat for 1.7 soon?

  • @jeroen and @TahoeBill:  I'm running 1.7b on two different servers and for me, URL fields are not displaying properly.  Here are some screenshots.  Other fields seem to display properly.

    Thanks for the great plugin regardless!

  • Trying to be helpful, they show up on mine. Did you select field type "url"? I assume you did that.

    Jeroen would most likely know best. My URL field works and is clickable, same with email. Sorry I cant help more will let you know if I think what's happening.


  • @Mike - There was a bug in the url output view in 1.7b.  I've fixed it in the latest SVN, but this is likely what you're seeing.  Replace your elgg/views/default/output/url.php file the one here and all should be well.

  • @Brett - Problem solved.  Thank you, sir!

  • jeroen...just great!

    I have a short question about Internationalizations:

    in the options of the new profilfield i can input something like profilefield:gender:woman or etc. und put this in any language file? That´s right?

  • @cube unfortunately the options still aren't internationalized.

  • jeroen, Ah ok, i asked you because, i use - at the example of gender - in german language male = männlich, and i make this as tag, so girl can look for male users. Bud it works at the moment not with extra signs like ä.ö.ü so i get no results if i press the tag. :)

  • @cube if you use the tag output format and then click on it you are going toännlich if i'm correct. That means that the search (default elgg) would not be able to correctly search on special characters. What version of Elgg are you using? Maybe 1.7 (with the new search) works better with special characters?

  • I have a short question about profile manager. The instructions say that I can drop profile fields into different catagories, but how do you go about droping them there. I am not able to drag and drop from the default list and any time I add a new profile field it is added only to the default list.

    Thank you for your time

  • HI Jereon

    I'm just enquiring whether I can populate a drop down box that allows users to multi select cities? Also do I have to individually put in each city or can I populate it from an excell spreadsheet? 

    Thankyou for the plugin


  • for some reason i cannot select a profile type when adding a field, any help? thank you

  • Jereon,

    I have a multi select field, as I had in 1.6.1. I check the boxes and it doesn't seem to save anything, the profle never shows the field/tab.

    1.7b plus you latest release, everything else just working great!

  • @zanzoon it is correct you can't select a profile type when adding a new field. If you want to limit fields to profile types you need to use the categories. Fields can be added to categories and categories can be restricted to profile types.

    @TahoeBilly i would really like to make the Profile Manager work on 1.7 but at the moment i just done have the time for it. Hopefully in a few weeks. I'll then look into this problem you mentioned.

  • I have an error when saving the profile.

    "We encountered an error (token mismatch). This probably means that the page you were using expired. Please try again."

    please help me...

  • Jereon

    The problem I am having is that I can create the types and the categories and I have tried to select a category prior to adding a new field, yet when I save a new feild it is added to the default and not added to the category I selected.  Any ideas what the conflict might be???? 

  • @waya59 new fields are always added to default. You have to drag a field from default to the category.

  • @jereon I just went back a deleted all of the fields which I had created to so I was starting fresh. I created 1 profile field. When I click on the new field it is picked up and moves but when I try to drop it into the category I have assigned the field moves back to the default group and is not moved or copied to the category.

    Any ideas if I could have another plugin which could be messing with profile manager???

    Thanks for any help

  • thanks for the fast reply....

    i have a problem:

    when I go to edit profile in my profile page i see the following:

    This field can not be edited

    please help

  • Hi Jeroen Dalsem,

    added: empty value to pulldown and radio options to empty a field (or keep blank)


    How to set a default value instead of the blank one?

  • Hi,

    I tried the datepicker on this plugin and when I view the results on the profile the date is incorrect (one day before the date selected). What could be causing this, and does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance

Jeroen Dalsem

Owner of ColdTrick IT Solutions, developing social networking sites for the dutch market


  • Category: User admin
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2022-8-24
  • Downloads: 108678
  • Recommendations: 308

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