Content Profile - the "profiles-as-nodes" base module for drupal 6!

Submitted by fago on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 11:12
I'm really happy to announce that Content Profile is going to be the common base module for "profiles-as-nodes" solutions in drupal 6.x! After a long discussion thought my efforts to join bio and node profile development were for nothing. But then the discussion continued and we were able to agree on a common base module, which avoids unnecessary code duplication and provides an API on which further extension modules may rely on. The people from FunnyMonkey started working on it and agreed with me on continuing my previous work on this topic: Content Profile :) So now as we have a decision we can concentrate on coding..

Content Profile and Bio for Drupal 6

Submitted by fago on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 12:25
Quite a long time ago I started the discussion about the future of the profile as nodes solutions out there (link). There was a lot of input to the discussion and most people (including me) agreed on variante 2 "build upon a small base module". This means we build a small, well tested simple profile-as-node solution, which can be further extended by other modules. So I had started developing content profile and invited others to join in - but unfortunately no one did. Now after some discussion it looks like there will be a 6.x bio version - introducing the imho unnecessary duplicity again. As an affect code like views integartion, user register integration and so on has to be written twice - once for each solution. But in my opinion the worst is that further extension modules, which want to build extended functionality on top of "profile as nodes" can't support all solutions by building upon a single module - they would have to build support for each solution on its own. Don't mentioned that they can't rely on a unique API to do so. So what I'm going to do now?