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XF 1.5 Variable for Username

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Amaury, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    What is the variable for the username? I've tried looking through some templates, but it's not exactly clear what I need as they all seem to use it differently.

    I'm trying to test something with status updates as seen below and don't know what I need for the username:

    Status Update.PNG
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Typically you would use $user.username, if it is available in the template.
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  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Thanks, @Brogan!

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the member_view template supports it:

    <xen:if is="{$user.status}"><p class="userStatus" id="UserStatus">{xen:helper bodyText, $user.status}<br /><br />{xen:phrase khflare_status_update_by} $user.username • <xen:datetime time="$user.status_date" /></p></xen:if>

    Eh. No biggie, I guess. I've got some other ideas up my sleeve. The thought just hit me a while ago that, by itself, it's not that clear that the date belongs to the status. I could move it back next to the status, but I didn't like it there too much, either, even if I added a separator or made the date the color of links. But that's on me. :)
  4. Steve F

    Steve F Well-Known Member

    You need to wrap it in curly brackets - {$user.username}
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member


    Now it works:


    Thank you, guys!

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