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[vBMods.rocks] Add Custom Profile Fields in Postbit
by noypiscripter
02 Aug 2016 21:10

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By default, vBulletin 5 only displays the Join Date and Post count in the postbit area (avatar and username section) in the thread view of a topic. There may be other tutorials out there to add custom fields in postbit but some require you to edit the existing postbit template. Editing existing templates is not good for maintenance reasons as you would have to resolve template merge conflicts every time you upgrade. Or some might require you to create a template hook and repeatedly copy/paste template code for adding multiple fields and change instances of profile field variable names. Another maintenance nightmare. :eek:

Don't look any further, here's the mod that is simple but rocks! Simply download the zip file, uncompress it and upload the XML in AdminCP > Products & Hooks > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product] and you're good to go. By default, it adds Location and Occupation profile fields in Postbit. You can configure what profile fields to add in AdminCP > Settings > Options > Custom Profile Fields in Postbit Settings.

As a bonus, the mod also adds "Send PM" link to the postbit to make it easier for users to send a private message to a user while reading a thread. You can also configure that in the Custom Profile Fields in Postbit Settings.

Compatibility: vB 5.x.x

See demo here.

The Bish 10 Feb 2017 04:20

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I added this and all seems to work except for the values showing in the postbit. See what is being shown vs what is expected in screenshots. Thank you!

noypiscripter 10 Feb 2017 21:59

Did you specify the field IDs of the fields you want to show in AdminCP > Settings > Options > Custom Profile Fields in Postbit Settings > Profile Fields to Add to Postbit?

Btw, you have a different User Profile Field Manager? Is this a mod and not the default one?

The Bish 10 Feb 2017 22:42

Running standard 5.2.6 Alpha

No mods and yes I added the field IDs correctly. It is just not picking up the correct value.

noypiscripter 11 Feb 2017 01:55

Ok, I will install 5.2.6 RC1 and test this mod.

Daryn 24 Feb 2017 17:58

I'm currently working on a vb5 site now. This will come in handy. Is it possible to modify 'how' the fields display? I'd like to use this to display country flags on the postbit, among other info.

Surf_rider 19 Mar 2018 13:55

How to add country flag in postbit? Images not works

Eng.mohd.badawi 20 Jun 2018 20:50

work perfect on vb5.4.2



Display error with guest
by spirit232
04 Dec 2018 18:08

I use it in a motorcycle forum and let the motorcycles of the members show. If a member leaves, he will be shown as a guest. Now when a member views a guest's post there his motorcycles are displayed. Can you confirm that and how can I change that?

noypiscripter 05 Dec 2018 02:38

The mod is getting the userid of the author of the post. If the author is deleted, I assume vB is passing userid=0, in which case, it shouldn't display any custom fields as obviously there's no associated profile fields for guests. I cannot confirm what vB is passing. This may be a cache issue. Try to clear system cache and/or Rebuild Topic Information in AdminCP.

CliveLarner 12 Jan 2019 12:22

Installed and working as it should on 5.45 many thanks

Ninja04 05 Jul 2019 04:11

Still works with vBulletin 5.5.2 (latest at the moment I post this)

SLY LS1 03 Aug 2019 14:46

Works fine on 5.5.3 - cheers

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