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Sharing Custom User Field Settings

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Mutt, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Mutt

    Mutt Well-Known Member

    I'm playing around w/ the custom user fields today specifically the Contacts. I wanted to make the fields like facebook & twitter click-able links. It was very easy to do for theses.

    For facebook I just clicked on the "General Options" tab and for "Value Display HTML" I entered
    <a href="https://www.facebook.com/{$valueUrl}" target="_blank">{$value}</a>
    For Twitter it was just as easy. I clicked on the "General Options" tab and for "Value Display HTML" I entered
    <a href="https://twitter.com/{$valueUrl}" target="_blank">@{$value}</a>
    what made them so easy is that xenforo already handled the difficult part of verifying the fields were valid facebook & twitter formats.

    Youtube was just as simple to link but I don't have any check that the username they entered is valid. I can't even start to think up the regex since I don't know the restrictions on youtube names so it will be very easy for users to break this link.
    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/{$valueUrl}" target="_blank">{$value}</a>
    when I went to setup Google+, it was even worse since they use an ID# and I feel like I'd have to tell people how to find it & again I don't know the restrictions. is it always a 21 digit number? I'm just not sure.

    So i thought I stop in here & ask if anyone would like to share their nice settings for the contact identities.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can make a regex for you, but I need to know the criteria first. What constitutes a valid account name for youtube and google+?

    Here is a simple regex that restricts input to alpha numeric characters:

  3. Mutt

    Mutt Well-Known Member

    thanks but I don't know the restrictions. that's sorta what I was looking for

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