We have started with UI and made some progress.
Please find below screens as our planned UI for community module, we are hoping final module to be same but consider some changes due to some technical challenges or other reasons.
Many of our contributors have asked us to integrated Custom Profile module for profile page of users in the app.
Custom Profile will give you advantage over flexibility of using different fields.
1. If we use Custom Profile module then Profile Module will be compulsory module to use Community module and you will have benefits of creating any custom fields type for different use cases.
2. If we don’t use custom Profile module then it won’t be needed to use Community module but you will have fixed set of fields to use as profile.
Please reply your opinion as comment so that we can decide and proceed further.
Going forward we will be using this thread to update you on progress.
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I also have the Custom Profile module. But I have seen other members on FB complaining about this approach, which is building modules on top of other modules and then they feel cheated/trapped for having to pay for 2 modules.
I guess the best is that Custom Profile is integrated within the Community module, and that it is not a separate module. Meaning, that when Community module is installed, something like Custom Profile is the only manager for user profiles. This way, the custom profile module is not a separate icon, as a module, and cannot be used for other apps, cannot be added. The Custom profile module is the default module for managing user profile for the community module only.
Users that buy this new Community module, and do not have Custom Profile module, will be able to see the flexibility and power that comes with something like the Custom profile module and if they need or want to use it for other apps, then they need to proceed to purchase that separate module.
Having standard, fixed fields for the user’s form is not a good idea, we will be going back to Ravindra every other week for changes. Here where I live, there are about 28 different genders that people are legally allowed to be identified. I would think there is only female and male? No, I would be missing 26 😀
Your suggestions seems fair but I don’t see any easy way to enable profile section in just this module,Either we have fixed fields
with enable/disable option or use custom profile.
Building modules on top of modules can be a potential problem if the modules are from different developers. However, it’s not an issue the modules are from the same developer.