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Identity service

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by hescominsoon, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. hescominsoon

    hescominsoon Active Member

    Other than facebook which is clear. What can you do with the identity services? I can register on XF with my facebook..what is the use of hte other services?
  2. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    That's not for registering.

    The identity services are "just like" profile fields.

    The identifies are shown on the profile page.
  3. hescominsoon

    hescominsoon Active Member

    ah okies. Identity service makes it sound like openid or something. That's confusing.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    That's true.
    I was also very confused, as i started using xenforo
  6. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Just adding to this. I was also confused as assumed it was an openid type thing. This maybe needs clarifying in the ACP.
  7. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    seems like an overblown and overly complex way of creating a custom profile field.
  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I was looking at this the other week and I think it should be improved.
    Even if you fill in all the fields, people looking at your profile won't be able to go to those extra link unless they know the structure of that site
    For example, if you fill in the Twitter field as "myhandle", on your profile, it will show "myhandle" in the twitter. It's not hyperlink so people will have to go to Twitter.com and search for it.
    Same for other site id.
  9. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    Anyway to make those identities linkable? In the identity service ACP setup, there could be a field there where the base URL is entered. The username can be appended to the URL to make it a linked identity. For example, for LinkedIn, it is just http://www.linkedin.com/in/.

    James likes this.
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    In the member_view template, the following code is available:
    <xen:if is="{$identities}">
        <xen:foreach loop="$identities" value="$identity">
            <dl><dt>{$identity.title}:</dt> <dd>{xen:string censor, $identity.value}</dd></dl>
    You could manipulate that code to include a hyperlink based on the $identity.value. The problem you'll have is that you'll need to deal with each identity individually instead of just using the foreach loop.
  11. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    This is really a painful way to include a feature that is very useful and should be included in the ACP. I'll wait for the next release with it. :)
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Just to state, you may not see it in a future release unless it has been confirmed by one of the developers.
  13. vtisix

    vtisix New Member

    I know. It's not a must have, more like a nice to have. There are more pressing features I wish for, such as custom sign up form and custom profile fields.

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