Custom user fields (Help needed)
My team is currently working on a community forum for our project (an online social game).
Our basic requirement (apart from custom theming) is to add additional fields to user profiles and show them on profile page and discussion page.
We're using Vanilla 220.127.116.11 with jsConnect and jsConnect Auto Signin plugins to sign in our users to forum automatically using their ID from social network. This works fine except a little hack that we used to force user to re-login on load by setting cookies (thanks to the Vanilla community forums: http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/16258/force-re-login).
In our game players have a nickname, a class (warrior/stalker/shaman) and a level which must be shown under their username in every post and also in their profile.
The level information is constantly updated and all player information is stored in a PostgreSQL database.
Where to get started? Would this be a plugin? Can anyone give any directions on how to accomplish this?