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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 5. Profiles and Statuses

With users able to join Dino Space, and befriend one another, we can now look at displaying detailed information on our users so that they can find out about each other, and be encouraged to befriend each other through the site. Once we have the profiles in place, we can then allow our users to update their own status to inform their friends what they are doing, and allow their friends to post messages and comments onto their profiles.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to create a customizable profile for our users
  • How to display a random sample of a user's friends on all aspects of the profile
  • How to display the user's name and profile picture on all aspects of their profile
  • How to allow users to update their status ...

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