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Question Kunena profile vs. CB Profile

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4 years 4 months ago #1 by jimrowland
We had our Kunena forums running and recently decided to purchase CB. Everything seems to have integrated just fine, but we cannot figure out if the profile information is still separate, or if that didn't merge properly.

For example, on our Kunena profile, user's were able to set their gender. Under their name and avatar over in the "user information" next to every post was a little icon that changed to a male or female icon, accordingly, or remained a "neutral" icon if the user did not set anything. Now that we've got CB installed, there is nothing in the User Profile section to make this selection, so all user's who never made a selection are still "gender neutral" and cannot change it (we've simply removed the menu link to the Kunena profile page).

We can still "hard link" to the Kunena "forum profile" page, but having 2 different profile pages is confusing, and we'd prefer to just have a single, integrated profile page.

We also have some CB custom profile fields that we've created, (operating system, and software version) that we would like to display in the forums under the user's avatar so that when they post support questions, we can identify which of our software versions that they are using.

And advice on all of the above would be appreciated. I know this is not a CB support forum, but since we want some CB things to be displayed in the K forums, maybe this is the right place to post?

I suspect the "culprit" (if there is one) is in here somewhere:
Kunena integration settings:
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I've tried changing things in the various integration plugins, but I haven't got anything to look like it works yet.

Thanks,
Jim



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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #2 by sozzled
G'day, Jim, and thank you for your question.

General:

Integrating Community Builder with Kunena is carried out on the "Kunena" side by the Kunena - Community Builder plugin in conjunction with the Community Builder cb.simpleboardtab plugin (on the CB side). I mentioned this fact in the topic [Integrate Kunena options "Thank You", "Unapproved" and "Ban Manager" into Community Builder? .

The Kunena user profile contain data that is useful to the Kunena forum product. Such information includes gender, forum preferences (e.g. first post first vs. last post first), forum signature, forum rank, etc.) Some - not all - of this information can viewed or edited as the result of using the Kunena - Community Builder plugin.

The Community Builder user profile contains data that is useful within your Joomla website. Such information includes gender as well as an almost unlimited amount of demographic data that you might like to use in connnection with running your site. Some of this data can be used within Kunena. The main purpose of the CB user profile is to display a variety of information within CB, such as what messages the user posted on your forum.

How to display the CB "gender" information in Kunena

This is controlled by the cb.simpleboardtab plugin. This plugin has options that allow you to map CB profile data to Kunena and, as long as there's a place for that data to be displayed on the Kunena side, to display it within the forum.

We have discussed this issue before on this forum: see How to maintain Gender, Birthday... and other Kunena fields - with CB integration?

I confess that this information was written a long time ago (and I also confess that I have not used CB myself in a long time, either) but, as far as I know, there still exists the feature within the cb.simpleboardtab plugin that allows you to map data from CB to Kunena.

You're right that this is not the CB support forum but this category exists for users of CB to help other users struggling with issues involving the integration of the two components. It is also worth noting that the degree of integration of CB within Kunena is very basic, just as the degree of integration with other Joomla extensions in the forum is also very basic, but, behind the scenes and while there's no formal partnership between the Kunena team and other Joomla extension developers, a dialogue exists between the Kunena team and our good friends at Joomlapolis.
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4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #3 by jimrowland
Thanks for the links, sozzled. Again, I have to promise that I did search before asking my question. :^/ I'm not sure that I'm a fan of the Kunena search feature.

I have so far gotten to the point where I've mucked around in the cb.simpletab and discovered that this CB plugin (in "advanced mode") allows me to compeltely over-write the "sidebar" with both Kunena code-words and CB code-words. (I'm not sure if "code word" is the proper phrase, but until I learn more, that's what I'm going with. ;) )

It provides the following example of "code-words", but so far none of them work except for the avatar. I WAS able to insert my own custom CB fields just fine (the operating system and the software version), but until I can figure out why the example Kunenea "code words" don't work, and what the actual code words are supposed to be, I'll have to leave things alone. Time for more research. :^)
Example Side Bar "code words" provided within the CB plugin:
<ul class="kpost-profile"> <li class="kpost-username"><a rel="nofollow" title="" 
href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=[user_id]&Itemid=47" class="kwho-
admin">[cb:userfield field="formatname"/]</a></li> <li class="kpost-avatar"><a rel="nofollow" 
title="" href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=[user_id]&Itemid=47" 
class="kwho-admin"><span class="kavatar">[cb:userfield field="avatar"/]</span></a></li> 
<li>[cb:userfield field="onlinestatus"/]</li> <li class="kpost-userrank">[cb:userfield 
field="forumrank"/]</li> <li class="kpost-userposts">Posts: [cb:userfield 
field="forumposts"/]</li> <li class="kpost-karma">Karma: [cb:userfield field="forumkarma"/] 
[karmaminus] [karmaplus]</li> </ul>

It is also worth noting that the degree of integration of CB within Kunena is very basic, just as the degree of integration with other Joomla extensions in the forum is also very basic, but, behind the scenes and while there's no formal partnership between the Kunena team and other Joomla extension developers, a dialogue exists between the Kunena team and our good friends at Joomlapolis.

That's very true. And I'm grateful for what integration does exist, because a good website running all of these components should not appear to be running different systems - it should all be fluid and seamless to thes user, and so far all of these J! components do that wonderfully. (much better than the WP solution we started going with before someone pointed out Joomla).
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