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Config Profile Fields

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Configuration: Custom Profile Fields

The Custom Profile Fields section allows you to manage the custom profile fields that are available for your users. From the listing page, you can see the name of the field, the administrator-only description, and some important settings about the field - the ID number and whether it is required, editable by the user, and viewable to the user.

Configuration: Add New Profile Field
The name of the field, which will be displayed to users when they edit this field.
Short Description 
A concise description of the field.
Field Type 
The type of field that will be displayed to users. These include textbox (short text), textarea (long text), select box (multiple choices), multiple option select box (select more than one option), radio buttons (select a single option), and checkboxes (yes or no).
Maximum Length 
The maximum length of the text that can be entered if the field is a textbox or a textarea.
Display Order 
Relative order of custom profile fields.
Should this field be required on registration and when editing the user's profile?
Editable by User 
Should this field be editable by the user? If not, only moderators and administrators can edit it.
Hidden on Profile 
Should it be hidden from the profile? If yes, only the user himself, administrators, and moderators will be able to see the field.

In order to add Custom profile Field to show on Postbit, Go to: Admin Control Panel > Templates > Your theme's templates > Postbit Templates > postbit_author_user > and add the following code where you want Custom Profile Field to appear;

<br />Custom Profile Field: {$post['fidX']}

Where X is the Custom Profile Field ID.

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