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XF 1.2 Gender Fields in registration - I need more for the community.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by DivokyMuz, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. DivokyMuz

    DivokyMuz Member

    Hi, we are doing one community, where not only male and female people are welcome. Also transgender are there.

    So i need to have more gender fields while the registrate.

    In my smal brain i have the idea, just to put more fields in the template, put some phrases in and ready.

                    <li><label for="ctrl_gender_male"><input type="radio" name="gender" value="male" id="ctrl_gender_male" {xen:checked "{$fields.gender} == 'male'"} /> {xen:phrase male}</label></li>
    Here ist the part, where the gender comes in registration. Is it possible, only to put some more radiobuttons there, with own phrases an own names ? Will they be written in the database ?

    If this question is stupid or gives you a laugh, it´s no problem. I´m not a coder, just a user with the ability to follow instructions :)
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You need an add-on to modify the database to support more genders. A custom user field will probably be easier.
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Knowing some transgender people, I don't think they would put down "transgender" as their gender (transgender isn't a gender anyway). They would identify as one of the standard binaries (male/female) or as gender neutral, which would be "not specified" which is already an option in Xenforo.
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  5. DivokyMuz

    DivokyMuz Member

    Nope, not in our community. :) The question, why there is no more then male/female came from transgenders :)

    So we should remove the normal gender fields and use the custom fields add-on to realise there issues. :)

    Thanks for help.
  6. JChandler

    JChandler Member

    I'm having a similar issue on our site. Our efforts revolve around well- researched definitions of gender variation and include as many as 10 different selections for gender on our profiles (including "other" and "unspecified"). The definitions that we "agreed" on initially ( available here http://genderedidentity.org/glossary/ ) come from the relevant recent research and academic literature as well as other sources.

    We have tried to implement the radio button alternate selections piece by piece but each time we fix one problem it's on to the next. Whereas our user registration allows for alternative genders, we're having issues in properly displaying them in profiles. Also, we're still working to modify our Admin CP to handle the changes.

    Having gender as a text entry isn't really a very good alternative for a site which is all about the subject.

    We're looking for a php programmer (potentially PAID) to help us make this modification and to issue it as an add-on. Please start a private conversation with me if you are interested.


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