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[NodeBB] Custom fields plugin

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  • Hi again , on our sire we require the use of custom user fields so we can refer to them with our own bespoke plugin we are going to develop , however this plugin fails to function on recent builds of nodeBB i wonder if anyone here has had any success in getting custom fields to work ? some of the code in the default nodebb suggests it is already possible .

    Also this plugin would be more suitable as it suggests registration fields… but likewise it fails

  • @pwsincd This is always a problem with Open Source development in the sense that packages are often suddenly abandoned and no response ever provided to any requests. Does this plugin make NodeBB crash, or does it actually install ?

    I think the only way forward here is to fork and update it for the latest version, which may take some time.

  • @phenomlab it appears to install but has nothing to work on … no admin edits visible etc…

  • @pwsincd On checking this plugin, the install appears to actually fail - see the below from the log

    022-04-01T10:43:11.554Z [4567/513037] - warn:    [plugins/nodebb-plugin-ns-custom-fields] The plugin.json field "library" is deprecated. Please use the package.json field "main" instead.
    2022-04-01T10:43:11.555Z [4567/513037] - warn: [plugins] Unable to load library for: nodebb-plugin-ns-custom-fields
    2022-04-01T10:43:11.555Z [4567/513037] - error: Error: Cannot find module './src/emitter'
    Require stack:
    - /home/sudonix/nodebb/require-main.js
    - /home/sudonix/nodebb/app.js
        at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:902:15)
        at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:746:27)
        at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:974:19)
        at require (internal/modules/cjs/helpers.js:101:18)
        at Module.require.main.require (/home/sudonix/nodebb/require-main.js:8:10)
        at /home/sudonix/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-ns-custom-fields/plugin/nodebb.js:9:31
        at Object.<anonymous> (/home/sudonix/nodebb/node_modules/nodebb-plugin-ns-custom-fields/plugin/nodebb.js:47:3)
        at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1085:14)
        at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1114:10)
        at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:950:32)
  • @pwsincd hi. Just following up on this thread (I know it’s old) but was curious to understand if it’s still an issue or not ?

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    @Panda You should be able to use {% javscript %} as shown in this video - it’s quite the watch, but very educational, and provides insight as to how this works - see below screenshot for an example


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    No no, I said that in the sense that he told me it was simple ^^
    I was able to see that this was not the case by targeting the elements he had advised me.

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    @mventures I’ve not done anything here.

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    Perfect 😉

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    @cagatay You’d target the body tag and use the below line of CSS

    background: url(/assets/customcss/backgrounds/default/default.png) no-repeat center center fixed;

    Obviously, you need to change the path to suit where your image is being stored.

    More info around the background property can be found here

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    Very very great Mark 😉
    Thanks again, It’s perfect now !

    –> I share my code that I modified.

    I’ve added French and English comments.
    If you see things to change Mark, don’t hesitate.

    As usual, all the access paths (FA icons, logo) will have to be modified according to your architecture.

    You can also very well add/remove time slots and change welcome messages to suit your needs.

    Widgets ACP/HTML Widget Footer Logo <center> <br><br> <img id="thislogo" src="path/to/my/image"> </center> Widget Welcome Message <!-- IF loggedIn --> <div class="getUsername">, <a href="/me"><span class="username"></span></a></div> <!-- ENDIF loggedIn --> CSS

    – I added the size font-weight: 900; in the CSS because otherwise some FA icon wasn’t displayed correctly and reduce margin :

    i#thisicon { font-family: "Font Awesome 5 Free"; font-style: normal; margin-right: 8px; font-weight: 900; } .getUsername { padding-top: 20px; text-align: right; } /*Smartphone*/ /*On désactive le message de bienvenue"*/ /*We disable the welcome message"*/ @media all and (max-width: 1024px) { .getUsername { display: none; } } JAVASCRIPT // ------------------------------------------ // Welcome Message avec icône et Footer logo // Welcome Message with icon and Footer logo // ------------------------------------------ $(window).on('action:ajaxify.end', function (data) { //On récupère le username dans le DOM et on l'affiche //We retrieve the username from the DOM and display it function updateUsername() { $('.getUsername .username').text(app.user.username); } if (document.readyState === 'loading') { document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', updateUsername); } else { updateUsername(); } //On déclare les variables principales (themessage & thehours) ainsi que les variables secondaires correspondants aux plages horaires //We declare the main variables (themessage & thehours) as well as the secondary variables corresponding to the time slots var thehours = new Date().getHours(); var themessage; var wakeup = ('Good day'); var morning = ('Good morning'); var lunch = ('Bon appétit'); var afternoon = ('Good afternoon'); var drink = ('Cheers'); var evening = ('Good evening'); var night = ('Good night'); var welcome = ('Welcome'); var matched = false; //On peux ici tester le résultat du code en spécifiant une heure (!!!IMPORTANT: Commenter une fois le script testé!!!) //Here we can test the result of the code by specifying a time (!!!IMPORTANT: Comment once the script has been tested!!!) //thehours = 20 //On déclare les plages horaires avec les icones FA et les logos //We declare the time slots with FA icons and logos path if (thehours >= 0 && thehours < 6) { themessage = night; theicon = "fa-solid fa-moon"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 6 && thehours < 8) { themessage = wakeup; theicon = "fa-solid fa-mug-hot"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 8 && thehours < 12) { themessage = morning; theicon = "fa-solid fa-sun"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 12 && thehours < 13) { themessage = lunch; theicon = "fas fa-hamburger"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 13 && thehours < 16) { themessage = afternoon; theicon = "fa-solid fa-sun"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 16 && thehours < 18) { themessage = welcome; theicon = "fa-solid fa-rocket"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 18 && thehours < 19) { themessage = drink; theicon = "fa-solid fa-wine-glass"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 19 && thehours < 20) { themessage = lunch; theicon = "fas fa-pizza-slice"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } else if (thehours >= 20 && thehours < 24) { themessage = evening; theicon = "fa-solid fa-tv"; thelogo = "/assets/customlogo/XXX.png"; } // Si la page active est un topic, on désactive/cache le message de bienvenue // If the active page is a topic, we deactivate/hide the welcome message if (window.location.href.indexOf("topic") > -1) { console.log("This is a topic, so hide the user welcome message"); $('#thisuser').hide(); } // Sinon, on affiche le message en fonction, l'icone FA et son emplacement (prepend) // Otherwise, we display the message in function, the FA icon and its location (prepend) else { $('.getUsername').prepend("<i id='thisicon' class='" + theicon + "'></i>" + themessage); $("#thislogo").attr("src", thelogo); //$('.getUsername').prepend("<img id='thisicon' src='" + thelogo + "'></>" + themessage); } });
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    @phenomlab thanks 🙏

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    @phenomlab thanks 🙂