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YooDIY is integrated with several User Managers (EasySocial and Joomla). This item explains how to set up Joomla as your User Manager. If you plan using EasySocial, you can ignore the rest of this article.

Manage your Community using Joomla

Prerequisites

To have downloaded pkg_profilepicture-1.1.0.zip file on YooDIY.

1 - Tell YooDIY what to do regarding users

Tell YooDIY what to do regarding users

Go to Components > YooDIY > Options > Member view tab. There are 2 important options here. User link is the type of page your users will go to when clicking on a YooDIY author. It can either be YooDIY author page OR EasySocial Profile page. Avatar manager takes two values: "EasySocial" or "Joomla". If "Joomla" is selected, then YooDIY expects pkg_profilepicture plugin to be installed and enabled.

2 - Install Picture Profile Plugin

Install Picture Profile Plugin

Go to your Backend > Extensions > Extension Manager, select the pkg_profilepicture-1.1.0 archive and install it.

3 - Enable Profile Plugins

Enable Profile Plugins

As you might know, Joomla comes with a user profile plugin which is disabled by default. This plugin extends Joomla basic profile with fields like address, center of interest, website and a short user biography. Filter user plugins, check the 2 plugins as shown above and enable them.

4 - Set up your profile fields

Set up your profile fields

This is pure Joomla here. Just enable the fields you would like to manage in your user profiles.

5 - Give yourself a nice picture

Give yourself a nice picture

OK, I know how handsome I am... Just go to your profile, you will see a picture tab in your profile. Upload your most awesome picture :)

6 - Enjoy the result on your frontend

Enjoy the result on your frontend

Assuming you filled in some information in your profile, you should see a page similar to this one when clicking on a YooDIY author.

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