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Option to display gender on user profile page

edited September 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.2
On signup vanilla asks a user their gender but this isn't displayed on the user profile pages by default. Is there an option somewhere on the dashboard to display it?

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  • edited September 2010
    That's a good answer!
  • Hmmm.. can a simple php line be inserted to the profile page?
  • RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
    I bet it gets stored in the database, so a php command that draws from that would need to be added from the profile page... eazy breezy if you know how :p
  • how to show in user profile gender? or bottom of user avatar
  • how to show in user profile gender? or bottom of user avatar

    Either would be fine.
  • LincLinc Vanilla's Bard (and Director of Development) Detroit Vanilla Staff
    FYI, it's actually used by the activity statements so it knows to use he/she in them.
  • It can be done by adding

    <?php echo T('Gender'); ?>
    <?php echo ($this->User->Gender); ?>

    to userinfo.php

    gender is stored in the database as a lower case "m" or "f" so I am guessing more code would need to be added to make it display "male" or "female". I have no idea what that would look like.
  • LincLinc Vanilla's Bard (and Director of Development) Detroit Vanilla Staff
    To accomplish that the second line could become:

    <?php echo ($this->User->Gender == 'm') ? 'Male' : 'Female'; ?>
  • To accomplish that the second line could become:

    <?php echo ($this->User->Gender == 'm') ? 'Male' : 'Female'; ?>

    Thanks Lincoln! works like a charm.
  • Lincoln said:
    To accomplish that the second line could become:

    <?php echo ($this->User->Gender == 'm') ? 'Male' : 'Female'; ?>

    Will something other than a ternary operator work?
    I want to be able to have "entities" that represent groups.
    I have created another "gender" which is g for group - some of the rendered sentences look VERY odd.
    Can't see that a switch-case would work.

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2012

    Of course you would have to find all the tests in all the programs and modify the gender conditional everywhere.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited May 2012

    you can do anything you want for a conditional if then else, if than elseif, why wouldn't switch-case work??

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • edited May 2012

    I was thinking of switch-case not working in a one line statement as you have in /library/core/class.format.php.

    EG $Gender = T($Activity->ActivityGender == 'm' ? 'his' : 'her');.

    I have used:

    switch ($Activity->ActivityGender){ case "m": $Gender = "his"; break; case "f": $Gender = "her"; break; default: $Gender = "their"; }
    And...

    switch ($Activity->ActivityGender){ case "m": $Gender2 = "he"; break; case "f": $Gender2 = "she"; break; default: $Gender2 = "they"; }

    Need to have a play around to see if it is performing as expected.

  • edited May 2012

    I want to place an associative array somewhere that can be used globally to convert m,f,t to Male,Female,Transvestite as required.

    I have done this in applications/dashboard/views/modules/userinfo.php....

    `
    $GenderArray = array('m'=>'Male', 'f'=>'Female', 't'=>'Transvestite');

    <dt class="Name"><?php echo T('Gender'); ?></dt><dd><?php while(list($key,$value) = each($GenderArray)) {if ($key == $this->User->Gender) {echo $value; }} ?></dd></dt>
    `

    ...but don't want to place it on every page where it might be required. That would be silly.
    (BTW will code this a bit better later on)

    Am still getting grips with the programming approach of this system so they may be a more logical mechanism than an associative array.

    If this array is best strategy then where best to place it?
    Root index.php?
    bootstrap.php
    a config file?

  • edited November 2017

    @Linc said:
    To accomplish that the second line could become:

    <?php echo ($this->User->Gender == 'm') ? 'Male' : 'Female'; ?>

    I know I'm replying to a post several years old, however, I think the following code is more correct, since the database has 3 states. u, m and f...

    <dt"><?php echo T('Gender'); ?></dt>
    <dd"><?php
    if ($this->User->Gender == 'u') {
        echo "Unspecified";
    } elseif ($this->User->Gender == 'm') {
        echo "Male";
    } else {
        echo "Female";
    }
    ?></dd>
    
  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    It will be hard to decide what is "more correct", since there normally are a few ways to solve problems in Vanilla. I would like to throw in my opinion :wink:

    I see two fields for improvement: translation and universal usage.

    Let's assume you have built a great theme with that info as an enhancement and I as a German would like to use that. So instead of reading "male" I would prefer to translate that to "männlich". By now I would have to change that directly in your theme.
    Just yesterday I read a headline about an "intersexual" person that doesn't like to be bound to the choices m, f, u (but don't ask me in which context). So what if Vanilla extends that Gender field to include an "i"? An edge case, I know, but who can tell what the future will bring? I would have to change that theme again to include an "i" option. The result will be a monster:

    <dt><?php echo t('Gender'); ?></dt>
    <dd>
    <?php
        if ($this->User->Gender == 'm') {
            echo t('male');
        } elseif ($this->User->Gender == 'f') {
            echo t('female');
        } elseif ($this->User->Gender == 'i') {
            echo t('intersexual');
        } else {
            echo t('unspecified');
        }
    ?>
    </dd>
    

    You can try switch to make it a little less dirty:

    <dt><?php echo t('Gender'); ?></dt>
    <dd>
    <?php
    switch ($this->User->Gender) {
        case 'f':
            echo ('female');
            break;
        case 'm':
            echo t('male');
            break;
        case 'i':
            echo t('intersexual');
            break;
        default:
            echo t('unspecified');
    }
    ?>
    </dd>
    

    But that's not elegant nor short, either. I simply would prefer it for the added whitespace which makes it more readable.

    Instead of using that much logic in the template, I would prefer the intelligence happen elsewhere. At least we only want to display the gender here and we really don't care about the content.
    I would solve the above by using the following code in the template:

    <dt><?= t('Gender') ?></dt>
    <dd><?= t('Gender.'.$this->User->Gender) ?></dd>
    

    That way we reduce the output to a translation code and the logic that happens is, that the possible values (how many that may be) must exist in the translation file.
    You would have to include a locale file which translates "Gender.m", "Gender.f", "Gender.u" and everybody would be able to override that in their own /conf/locale.php file. If future will bring another option, you can simply include that by adding another translation to your locale file.

    whu606milkydroplet
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