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Username in URL (link to profile page)

Author kuopassa
#1 | Posted: 26 Apr 2011 02:45 
I tried to search if this has been discussed already, but didn't find any relevant topics. Is it easily possible to create a system that makes links to profile pages contain user's nickname? At the moment they are by default like this:


I can change that with .htaccess to something like this:


I would like it to be like this:


This thing would be used in forum that is in English, but of course some special characters should be converted to be something between letters a-o.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#2 | Posted: 26 Apr 2011 04:09 
There is no solution regarding this. Regarding links from messages to profiles, you may try to achieve it modifying parseMessage() function, but other than that, if a linked username appears somewhere else, it would require core modifications.

Personally, I don't see much sense to implement such links. Such links obviously don't add anything SEO-practical or usable, 'cause all profiles in miniBB by default should not be indexed. And the profile, basically, is not the most important thing in forum software ;)

Author kuopassa
#3 | Posted: 26 Apr 2011 18:17 
Thanks for info! :-) Profile page is certainly in a typical forum not important, but I'm trying to extend miniBB to be a part of website where users can have their profile page with biography etc.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#4 | Posted: 27 Apr 2011 01:31 
There would be much simpler solution - you can catch 'action=userinfo' in bb_plugins.php and redirect it to the username-based URL, which will be formed on a rule in .htaccess to point to some other custom action, let's say 'action=userinfourl'. Then in bb_plugins.php a little snippet of code would catch this action and redirect to the native userinfo script, getting a User ID from the database.

Author Jerome78
#5 | Posted: 10 Jun 2011 00:09 
Yes Paul its working thank you so much...........

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