[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #787: All profile field data becomes searchable links--is irrelevant for some data types

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#787: All profile field data becomes searchable links--is irrelevant for some
data types
 Reporter:  jeffsayre                |       Owner:  boonebgorges
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  2.5
Component:  Component - XProfile     |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * status:  assigned => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 In [changeset:"10557"]:
 #!CommitTicketReference repository="" revision="10557"
 Introduced 'Autolink' setting for XProfile fields.

 Since BP 1.1, XProfile fields have been "autolinked". This means that a
 entry for profile fields is linked to a search of the Members directory,
 that field's value as a search term. For short values - say, "Wichita, KS"
 the field "City" - the entire field value would be a link to a member
 on the phrase "Wichita, KS". For longer values, as in a multiline text
 an algorithm detects "lists" (words between commas) and creates links
 from them.

 This feature was intended to aid in user discovery and serendipity.
 it works. But sometimes it makes very little sense.

 This changeset introduces the ability for administrators to configure this
 setting, on a per-field basis.

 * The new Autolink metabox on the XProfile Field Admin panel lets admin
 enable or disable the feature.
 * Smart defaults are pre-selected for new fields, or fields for which no
 value has yet to be saved. Namely: "multi fields" like checkboxes and
 radio buttons have Autolink enabled by default, while "single fields" have
 it disabled.

 Props LenLay, sooskriszta, jeffsayre, boonebgorges.
 Fixes #787.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/787#comment:29>
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