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Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook by Suhreed Sarkar

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Extending user profiles with custom fields

Whenever a user is registered to a Joomla!-based site, an account with a simple profile is created. The default profile created by Joomla!'s user manager is not sufficient for many websites. For example, if you want to build a community site for college graduates, you would want each graduate to register and provide their information, such as the year they passed, and their current occupation. The default profile of Joomla! cannot collect this information. You need to add extra fields to the profile to collect extra information about the users of your site. In this recipe, we are going to show you how to add extra fields in the user profile using the Community Builder component.

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