[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4129: Sort criteria for group member list

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Sat Jun 23 01:35:16 UTC 2012

#4129: Sort criteria for group member list
 Reporter:  sooskriszta  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low          |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core         |     Version:  1.5.6
 Severity:  critical     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion  |
Changes (by wrowlands):

 * version:   => 1.5.6
 * component:  Theme => Core
 * severity:  normal => critical


 I believe this should be part of the core functionality of BuddyPress.
 Just think about it... A person comes to the members list page and does a
 search for a member's name (or other profile fields) and finds that the
 member does not show up since the member has not been active (last active
 is the default sort). At that point most users will not immediately notice
 that there is a function to sort alphabetically which is the assumed
 search criteria. At that point most users would leave the page thinking
 that the searched-for member/item did not exist in the database. If they
 then notice that there is a way to sort alphabetical and then they click
 on the sort by alphabetical in the sort by drop-down, the entire list of
 members comes up and the sort by criteria goes away. This makes for a VERY
 poor user experience. Also, there is no way to search for a person's last
 name. I am amending the php files to fix this for our sites, although the
 average web developer out there does not know how to do this. If this kind
 of code was part of sites such as LinkedIn or Facebook, those sites would
 lose members quickly as simple search functions are the basic functions
 users expect. I would recommend rethinking this and adding the admin the
 ability to change the default sort order... and also to be able to sort by
 last name.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4129#comment:9>
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