User Profile

This feature can be used to provide every user with a personal page that describes their background, contacts, location, work titles and departments, and more.

They can edit their personal details right on the page. The “status” seen near the profile picture can also be changed by the user.

The exact fields here are currently limited to:

  • About – a simple text field for the user to tell something about themselves.
  • Personal info
    • Date of birth
    • Email
    • Phone number
  • Location
    • Country
    • Region
    • City
  • Work
    • Job title
    • Department
    • Office
    • Organization

By clicking on an email address or a phone number, users can instantly contact the user through these means. These details can be made private or public (for signed-in users).

The Profile has several page layouts available for use – in the double-column page layout, there’s extra space available for any Valamis tool you may want to have on the page, while a single-column layout provides a cleaner look. 

Editing Profile Details

  1. First, upload your profile picture by clicking on the corresponding button. 
  2. Then, upload a background cover image for your profile page.

  1. To change the profile details, click on the Edit button in the lower section of the page to open the following menu:

  1. Fill in your details. Each field can be made hidden or visible for other signed-in users. Note that to see another user profile you need to know their URL and copy it into the browser – this is going to be improved soon in development.

Configuring the Profile Page

To configure a profile page, do the following steps:

  1. Create a profile page and apply one of the profile page layouts to it.
  2. Add the following tools from the Valamis Utilities section: first, “Basic info” on top of the page, then “About” under it.
  3. In Control Panel - Theme Settings – Control menu, go to the bottom of the page, and find the Show profile settings and enable it. Copy and paste the URL of the page that you’ve created in these steps.

Done! Now this page can be accessed via the user menu in the top-right corner.