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Feature Proposal: More Visual User Profile Pages


The current user profile pages are bare bones. The form fields are more intended for public TWikis. This feature proposal brings:

  • a more visual page layout
  • default form fields tailored for the workplace

Description and Documentation

Screenshot of user profile as implemented 2011-06-05:

Screenshot of user profile in edit mode:

Screenshot of profile picture change:


WhatDoesItAffect: Usability


Updated TWiki.UserForm:

Name Type Size Values Tooltip message Attributes
First Name text 60     First name of person
Last Name text 60     First name of person
Titles text 60     Titles or profession
Email text 60     E-mail address
Telephone text 60     Telephone number
Mobile text 60     Mobile number
Skype ID text 60     Skype ID
Department text 60     Department or group within organization
Organization text 60     Company, agency or educational institution
URL text 60     Website link of organization
Location text 60     Office location
Region text 60     State, province or region
Country text 60     Country
Image text 60   Name of image attached to the user profile page (for best result resize to 200 pixel width)  
Status Update text 60   Short status update (out of office etc.)  


  • FirstName to First Name (no change in %META:FIELD name)
  • LastName to Last Name (no change in %META:FIELD name)
  • OrganisationName to Organization
  • OrganisationURL to URL
  • Profession to Titles
  • VoIP to Skype ID
  • State to Region
  • Address
  • InstantMessaging (IM)
  • HomePage
  • Comment
  • Department
  • Status Update

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2011-05-21


This is now accepted by 7-days feedback period.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-02

A few changes on the original proposal, reflected in above proposal:

  • Change terminology from "User Homepage" to "User Profile Page"
  • Change "Title" to "Titles" - planning ahead to avoid conflict when page title is based on form field called "Title" (currently used on twiki.org in Support questions and blog articles)
  • Added "Region", as replacement for "State"
  • Changed "Skype" to "Skype ID"
  • Removed "Comment"

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-04

I added a screenshot of a user profile as implemented today (see proposal above).

One more change to form:

  • Added "Status Update" form field

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-05

I implemented in-place editing of user profile form fields. New screenshot attached to proposal above.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-07

I implemented a change profile picture screen. new feature SetFormFieldOnFileUpload is needed for this spec. New screenshot attached to proposal above.

-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-08

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