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Users often have profile pages associated with their accounts. Brightspot provides two versions of profile pages:

  • Private—These forms specify a user’s preferences for interacting with your site, such as when and how to receive notifications, or the preferred skins and layouts for viewing content.
  • Public—These forms share public information about the users, such as a screen name, a physical location, or a home page.

The following illustrations provide simple examples of private and public profile pages.

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Private profile page

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Public profile page


To configure profile pages:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure profile pages, or select Global to configure profile pages for all sites.
  3. Under Front-End, expand Authentication.
  4. From Authentication Settings, select Set:. A form appears.
  5. Configure a private profile page that users can use to modify their settings:

    1. Under User Private Profile Page, click search. The content picker appears.
    2. Under Create, click New User Private Profile Page. A content edit form appears for creating a private profile page.
      New private profile form.png
      New user private profile form
    3. In the Title field, enter a name for the profile page.
    4. From the Section selection field, select a section in which this page appears.
    5. Toward the right of the widget, select more_horiz > Overrides. A widget appears.
    6. Under Layout, design a private profile form. For details, see Creating a custom form.
    7. Click Publish.
    8. Click Back to Select Authentication Settings → User Private Profile Page. You return to the content picker.
    9. Select the private profile page you created. You return to the Edit Site or Edit Global widget.
  6. Create a public profile page that users can use to view other users’ settings:

    1. Under User Public Profile Page, click search. The content picker appears.
    2. Under Create, click New User Public Profile Page. A content edit form appears for creating a public profile page.
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      User public profile form
    3. In the Internal Name field, enter a name for the profile page.
    4. From the Content list, select one or more modules to include in the profile page.
    5. From the Path list, select one of the formats Brightspot uses to create a unique URL to each user’s profile page. For example, if you select User ID Path Strategy, visitors can view a user’s public profile at the URL http://www.mydomain.com/user/123rt3321.
    6. From the Section selection field, select a section in which this page appears.
    7. Toward the right of the widget, select more_horiz > Overrides. A widget appears.
    8. Under Layout, design a public profile form.
    9. Click Publish.
    10. Click Back to Select Authentication Settings → User Public Profile Page. You return to the content picker.
    11. Select the public profile page you created. You return to the Edit Site or Edit Global widget.
  7. Click Save.