When I use the "editor" field for a profile, I have a few issues:
1) when I try to edit the existing text, it always shows a random letter or number instead (like "a" or "1" "2") -- See photo below.
2) I can't see to find a way to use the rich text editor (it is always just plain text).
#1 : We will check the issue at our end and let you know about it.
#2 : Yes, currently we do know display any editor and editor type plugin is used as textarea. The reason behind the improper html formatted data can be entered by user and we use Ajax so no none of current joomla editor was working proper with JoomProfile Ajax.
Either we need to give some other external Text Editor. If you need it very much, then we can look into it
We have released an updated version of JoomProfile.
In which you can use Editor type field, which will allow user to enter more that 255 characters, but it won't be searchable and user will see textarea not a Text Editor. Please download it and let us know if you find any issue.
Editor field is working now.
What I was trying to say that, for more than 255 character we need to create a filed on type 'TEXT' in MySql Database and searching in 'TEXT' type field in database degrades the performance. So it should be build properly, not in hurry.
But still let me check if I can give it to you in some couple of days. I hope you are not in too hurry.
No need to build the search -- I will make a "Searchable keywords" text field so people can enter more searchable keywords, and leave their full profiles as unsearchable. I'll try the updated version and see if the Editor is all good!
Yes, it won't effect any existing setting and data. It will remove the changes if you have in the code of JoomProfile.
But I guess, you have not made any changes in that. So you can install it as you described.
Oh no! Not working.
I installed 1.2.7, logged in and out, changed the field type to editor, but when I paste in some plain text and click "save" it becomes blank -- not even a snippet or random number (which was what happened before).
Here's what I did and what happened:
1. Download 1.2.7
2. Install in Extensions >> Install
3. Install successful
4. Change Joomprofile Field for "Personal Profile" to "Editor" and save
5. Go to any profile and paste in 4 paragraphs of text, save
6. No text appears (no digits or anything)