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Lack of Interest Custom User field limitation, add alias or something similar

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by aculate, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. aculate

    aculate Well-Known Member

    Playing around with the Custom User Fields... And I’m trying to do something but there are limitations... this is a thread for a suggestion.
    First, let me explain. My community is a Fan Club of an artist. I would like to add some custom fields to pick the favorite song , favorite album, etc... and show them under the user's message info box.
    On achieving that, I’m limited on some aspects. For example, I want to show a picture of the favorite album under the member’s user message info box. I’ve added a custom field, type: drop-down selection, added some values and some text and added a value display HTML. The limitation is on the values I can add. I’m limited on the number of characters and the type of characters I can add in the value choice.

    For example, my html link looks like this:
    <a href="http://mywebpage/discography/album/close-to-you.303"><img src="http://mywebpage/discography/artwork/4e4b52032ede09.93003668.jpg" alt="Close to you" /></a>

    (By the way, the filename is an existing file that exists in the filesystem, and i can’t change the filename.)

    Therefore, the value display HTML should look similar to this:

    <img src="http://mywebpage/discography/artwork/{$choice}" alt="{$value}" />

    or this:
    <a href="http://mywebpage/discography/album/{$choice}"><img src="http://mywebpage/discography/artwork/{...}" alt="{$value}" /></a>

    But that won’t work because I’m limited on the size and type of characters for the value choice! I could make it work by copying and pasting the filename into another folder and renaming the filename to a shorter name. But, then, I will have duplicates and there’s no point of doing that.

    There are other examples, similar to the one above...

    I remember, a long time ago, when I was using IPB, I was able to do just that because they had aliases...

    So my question is: How can I achieve what I’m trying to achieve in xenforo? And if I can’t, maybe aliases to values is a great suggestion...

    Feedback, Opinions?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  2. aculate

    aculate Well-Known Member

    i'm guessing aliases in custom user fields is out of the question...
    Is there a mod that could do just that ?
    Thanks.
     

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