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Connecting a user to a contact record?


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Jefficus

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I've just downloaded and installed the contact plugin. Looks cool.

It appears that there is no way (out of the box) to associate a contact record with a user account. Has anybody looked at creating an option in the account information editor to let users create/manage a full contact record?

I am assuming (perhaps wrongly) that the contact fields like name and email address are separate from (and redundant to) those same fields from the user account information.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm contemplating using the contact plugin for a non-profit group I volunteer with to manage their online communications. They want to drive as many people as possible to register with the site and manage their own contact info, but they also want to use those records to generate email or fax distribution lists. So they will definitely be entering contact records that are not associated with actual users. Does anybody have any thoughts on how to reconcile these issues?

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mthomas

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Verion 3.0 if Intraab link to the gl_users table, I can make it updateable by the end users instead of just the admin. However Intraab is a much simplier program than Contact so if you wanted contact do do that I'm sure someone can look in to it. I'd volunteer but I'm stretching myself too many directions atm
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What, 28 projects is just a bit too much? I looked briefly at Intraab, but as you say, it isn't as full-featured as Contact, and some of those features are going to be really handy. Fortunately, I won't be implementing this part for a couple of months. Plenty of time for things to change. And if they don't maybe I'll have to make those changes myself.

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