How to add a user's gamer tag to their profile?

(Theron Boerner) #1

Is there a way to have a custom field on the user’s profile like gamer tag or username in game?

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(Alexander) #2

This is being discussed in the Automated Signatures? thread.

(Jeff Atwood) #3

I think this is a much better topic for it than that one. We should generalize it to “how to add an additional field to the user profile” though, which has also come up before.

(InsaneMosquito) #4

I agree that is a good generalization.

More specific to original question - would it be possible to fill such profile fields in an automated way? For example, one such “gamer tag” could come from Valve/Steam and their OpenID/Web API.

(Andrew Youderian) #5

I’d really love to see custom profile fields in Discourse. Considering jumping over, but it’d be a deal breaker if they aren’t an option. For us, building out a custom profile to display member expertise in a niche is really powerful, and helps give deeper insights into individual members.

(Sam Saffron) #6

This is already supported in the backend and extensible using plugins.




(Jeff Atwood) #7

This is now possible as @eviltrout added support for custom user fields.

See admin, customize, user fields.