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Custom Profile Fields

This documentation applies to custom profile fields only, such as:


Caution - creating a profile field that allows members to include links to web sites also allows a member to include links to malicious sites. Not recommended if you're running a totally open and/or free dating site.


You can skip this step if you have installed Etano version 2.6 or higher as these profile field mods are already included.

1. Download the field addon zip package from the Etano Downloads Repository and upload it to your "tmp/packages" folder, be sure NOT to unzip it, the package manger will handle that.
2. In your admin panel go to the Package Manager page. You should see the addon listed there with an "install" link next to it.
3. Click on install and follow the instructions if any.

Once installed they will appear in the list of modules installed on your site.


1. In the Admin go to the Profile Fields page and in the "Add a new field" drop down list select the newly installed profile field type.

2. Set the label and other options you want and save.
3. Click on the link at top to regenerate the profile fields cache.
4. Optional: some of the fields might also have special settings. Go to the Features and Options page, if there is a category of settings for the newly installed field in there make sure you set it correctly. Save when you're done.

NOTE - if you have problems installing a profile field via the package manager, you can also manually install it by unzipping the file on your computer and then find and upload the 09field_xxxx.class file to the … /includes/classes/fields/ … folder on your server.

For more info about the YouTube profile refer to: About the YouTube Profile Field

custom_pfields.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/18 15:27 by admin