Expanded profiles. has anyone already done it?

(Andy at Focallocal) #1

I want to use Discourses excellent SSO features to combine different areas of my site (wordpress, meteor, kanban) with one login and user profile.

I was thinking that it would be possible to expand user profiles, perhaps by creating a page/thread for each user with a few text fields and headers.

For example;

  • paste a link to add a few favourite photos to your profile below

Image 1:

Image 2:

  • Bio:

i like horses and also hedgehogs.

Then asking users to add tags to make profiles searchable like;

  • Whats nationality are you:


-Which city/town/village do you call home


What area of that city


Has anyone heard of someone who’s created anything like that before? or found a better way?

Thank you, i love Discourse!

(Jeff Atwood) #2

So a “user wall” that is a topic, per user? Can’t say I’m personally a fan, but rough equivalents do exist in other software – mostly pure social network software though, not so much discussion forums.

(Andy at Focallocal) #3

thats my thinking on how it could be without too much coding. i’d be surprised if no-one else has already tried expanding the user profiles on their forums already though. i’d love to see some examples so if anyone knows of any please let me know