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XF 1.1 Strip hyperlink from username

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#3
Unless I can get the link to work correctly on the member card, I'd like to disable it site wide as I want to use facebook profiles as the site profile. On the membercard for the profile page link if i use facebook.com/{$fbUser.username} it links to your own account not the poster and using facebook.com/{$user} nothing happens.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
For the most part, this can be achieved by editing the template helper...

So XenForo usually produces a username via two ways:

1) <xen:username tags
2) {xen:helper username

The <xen:username tag, interestingly enough, ultimately just calls the helper. So if you edit that helper, you pretty much affect almost everywhere a username appears.

e.g. XenForo/Template/Helper/Core.php. Line 1663:
PHP:
return "<a{$href} class=\"username{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</a>";
Change it to:

PHP:
return "<span class=\"username{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</span>";
It will work for everywhere that uses the default tag/helper. This doesn't necessarily include everything. You will have to use a bit of leg work to discover which links aren't changed by this helper edit, but that should be quite a simple job for the most part.

(Note, the line number above are correct as of XenForo 1.2 Beta 3)

EDIT: You would need to look at modifying the avatar helper too as that links through to the profile. But it should be a similar process.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#5
Thanks @Chris Deeming ! One other question. How can I get this to work? Anything I try, if I include the "{ }" the link is only facebook.com and if I only use $username it is facebook.com/$username not the username. I am forcing the FB username at sign up using $fbUser, so the URL will always be correct
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#6
This seems to work for me:

PHP:
return "<a href=\"http://facebook.com/{$username}\" class=\"{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</a>";
As I said in my edit, you would need to ensure you look at the helperAvatarHtml function too and modify that in a similar way. Note, I removed the username class (that's what triggers the member card JS).

As for defining it in a normal template:

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/{$user.username}">{$user.username}</a>
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#9
This seems to work for me:

PHP:
return "<a href=\"http://facebook.com/{$username}\" class=\"{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</a>";
This worked perfect! I added a target to it so they don't leave my site via clicking the link

PHP:
return "<a href=\"https://facebook.com/{$username}\" target=\"new\" class=\"{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</a>";
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#11
Revisiting for some code changes. Maybe you have a solution @Chris Deeming.

So instead of forcing FB username as I orginally planned, I decided to allow them to choose their own name and use auth id to link to them on facebook

So I changed the code to

Code:
return "<a href=\"https://facebook.com/{$user['facebook_auth_id']}\" target=\"new\" class=\"{$class}\"{$attribs}>{$username}</a>";
and it works in message info.. But in threads. if you goto https://www.blizzardhq.com/forums/main-forum.2/ the username link is only facebook.com
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#12
This can happen.

More than likely the fetch thread query doesn't join onto the xf_user_profile table which is where the facebook_auth_id is kept.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#13
Is there a way to make the username unlinkable there yet clickable in the message info? Or will I need to use <span> instead and just make the avatar the link?