Profile Builder version 1.1.13 is officially out

Gabriel Barina
Last Updated: 14/12/11

Even though we released a few hot-fixes since v.1.1.6, it’s been a long time since we released a new big update for our ever-growing plugin…but wait no more, v.1.1.13 is finally here!

For those who just met up with WordPress, Profile Builder is WordPress registration done right; it lets you customize your website by adding a front-end menu for all your users, giving them a more flexible way to modify their user-information or to register new users.

Although we added a few new things (like 1 more custom redirect, and some usable parameters in the userlisting), the main feature we worked quite a lot on is redesigning the plugin’s functions from custom PHP functions to WordPress functions. This should solve a lot of the black avatar issues we read on the forums about.

We added the possibility to have a user defined meta-key name. When you add a new extra field you still get the custom_field_x default meta-name, but now you can change it according to your liking.

A few other useful things we added include filters (you can see a sum of them here), and a userslisting parameter [wppb-list-users visibility=”param”] where param can be: public (so that anyone can view the userlisting, even visitors not logged in), or restricted (only logged in users can see it).

A few things we would like to mention regarding this version:

  1. The .mo and .po files in any language other then English are most of the time out-of-date as these are supplied to us from our users. If you have a translation you made (or updated) and want to share it with the rest of the community, you can send it to This also regards any future updates of Profile Builder.
  2. Depending on the kind of update you make (automatic or manual) we saw that there were cases when the meta-names didn’t appear in the extra fields table. We built in a function to solve this, and to preserve the backwards compatibility with other versions of the plugin, but if you see some columns are missing (even though the column-heading is there), please make sure you deactivate and reactivate the plugin and see if that solved your issue.

There was a minor bug regarding the way one could insert html links into the “agree to terms and conditions” checkbox, which is now fixed with a proper text-display. Version 1.1.14 should be available for download.

4 thoughts on “Profile Builder version 1.1.13 is officially out

    I’m interested in purchasing this plugin because it *might* be useful for the project we are building but I would like to know it it will be compatible with our idea… let me try to explain:

    We are using Gravity Forms so that our users can create posts on our website that will be marked as draft until we perform some admin tasks before publishing. GF doesn’t currently support front-end editing but that’s another problem we are looking tackle and is not part of this question.

    But, before the user can create a post they need to register on our website as this will then open up the possibility for them to create posts.

    GF has a User Registration Add-on that works in tandem with a 3rd party members plugin by Justin Tadlock.

    We plan to use this in conjunction with their Paypal Add-on because we will be charging people to join and post.

    The thing is, we need custom fields for our users’ profiles and ability for them to update their profiles from the front-end, which is exactly what your plugin offers.

    So, my questions are:

    1. Will users, when logged in, be able to see a list of their posts in their profile area?

    2. Through your plugin, can we limit the number of posts they are allowed to submit? i.e. show a ‘create new post’ button, then don’t show it after they’ve exhausted their pre-defined quota.

    3. Uploading their avatar, can they use the core features of WP’s image editing, i.e. crop their photo to a pre-designated dimension e.g. 100 x 100 pixels. I’m thinking that a cropping box constrained to 100 x 100 as used by sites like Cargo Collective would be a neat idea.

    4. As I said, we plan to charge for them to join our site using the tools available through Gravity Forms User Registration & Paypal Add-ons, so do we create the user fields we require using your plugin and then map them with GF?

    How would this work?

    Thanks in advance.


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