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Member Profiles - Add subheadings between fields

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Community Member, 49 Posts

19 November 2011 at 12:23pm

I'm using the member profile module to make a login area to my website.

The registration process now has many fields, which needs splitting up into sub headings.

How do you go about inserting sub headings at certain points in the profile form?

Can anyone help?


Community Member, 175 Posts

20 November 2011 at 1:51am

you can use LiteralField

New LiteralField('HeadingAdressSection', '<h3>Please give us your adress</h3>')


Community Member, 49 Posts

20 November 2011 at 1:24pm

Edited: 20/11/2011 1:25pm

Thanks for taking the time out to reply.

I'm familiar with literal field. However, are you aware of the member profiles module and how it works? If only it were that easy...

Here's where I am so far. I have installed the member profiles module, created a MemberDecorator as a Dataobject decorator.

In the decorator, I have added some custom stats like so:

function extraStatics() {
		return array (
		'db' => array(
				'Role' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'Organization' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'Secondary Email' => 'Varchar(255)',
			    'PhoneNumber' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'HomePhone' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'FaxNumber' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'Mobile' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'PreferredContactMethod' => "Enum('Email,Fax,txt','Email')",
				'PreferredEmergencyContactMethod' => "Enum('Email,Fax,txt','Email')",
				'WorkAddress' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'City' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'PostalCode' => 'Varchar(255)',
				'Status' => "Enum('txt','txt')",
				'HeadingAdressSection' => 'Varchar(255)'
			'defaults' => array(
			     'Status' => 'Disabled'
			//,'has_many' => array( 'Subscription' => 'Subscription' )

If you see, the last database entry is "HeadingAddressSection" so what I need to do is have member profiles recognise this as a literal field, so I have set the following:

public function updateMemberFormFields(&$fields) {
		$fields->push( new LiteralField('HeadingAdressSection', '<h3>Please give us your adress</h3>'));	

Attempting to remove the field which member profile creates, and adding my new literal field.

This, however doesn't work. It stops that field from being added to the member profile list of fields entirely.

Does this make sense now?

If anyone can provide help, I'd really appreciate it.


Community Member, 49 Posts

27 November 2011 at 7:28am

I've ended up adding LiteralFields into the MemberProfilePage.php decorator under "getProfileFields".

$fields->insertBefore(new LiteralField (
				'MemberHeader', '<h2>Heading</h2><p>blah blah blah.</p>')
			, 'Role');

Not ideal, as this depends on the field "Role" being active on the registration form. But at least it gets the content into the form at the appropriate spot.

Still happy to hear more appropriate alternatives?


Community Member, 267 Posts

24 January 2012 at 3:13am

Edited: 24/01/2012 3:13am

do this:


class MemberProfilePage_ControllerDecorator extends DataObjectDecorator {

    public function updateProfileFields(&$fields) {
		$fields->insertBefore(new LiteralField('Hd_Personal', '<h3>Personal data<h3>'), 'FirstName');

and to config add

Object::add_extension('MemberProfilePage_Controller', 'MemberProfilePage_ControllerDecorator');

all credits for Zauberfisch