Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-26342

Add help popup option for custom user profile fields

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9.10, 2.0.1
    • Fix Version/s: DEV backlog
    • Component/s: General
    • Labels:
    • Database:
      Any
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE

      Description

      This would add an extra field to the custom profile field creation screen, with related extra database column. The field and db column would be of the same configuration as the description field - notably that the field is empty by default and is of type text. If no text is entered in the help field, the form is displayed exactly as currently.

      If text is entered in the help field, this will add a help button to the field (wherever it is displayed), which when clicked displays the text entered in the help field as a normal Moodle help pop-up.

      I have a number of requests for this (for our Sept 2011 release) and am more than happy to program myself and offer a patch. If whoever triages this thinks that's OK, please assign to me and I will add to the OU development schedule over the next few months.

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          Jenny Gray added a comment -

          There is an issue with translation here, because the help text field would need to support the multi-lang filter, and therefore be quite big in the database so big multi-lang sites like moodle.org can support all its various languages.

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          Jenny Gray added a comment - There is an issue with translation here, because the help text field would need to support the multi-lang filter, and therefore be quite big in the database so big multi-lang sites like moodle.org can support all its various languages.
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          Marina Glancy added a comment -

          We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible.

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          Marina Glancy added a comment - We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over two years and also did not collect many votes. It is possible that it has been already implemented in a more recent version of Moodle, or it is not highly demanded. There are unlimited number of ways Moodle functinality can be expanded and improved but we would like to concentrate on the features that will benefit majority of users, and which can not be implemented as plugins. If you have a suggestion for improving Moodle core, and there is no open issue for it in the tracker, please start a new forum discussion to see how many other users agree with you, and then create a new issue providing as many details as possible. ==BLK2YIMP20141121==

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