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Simple custom fields change for the Mini-Profile in the Character Mod
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  • Centered custom fields, while default for IPS, normally look a little messy when you have more than one or two things listed, this is a simple guide on how to make some minor changes to make a big difference, feel free to adjust as you like.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS) 166,165,164

For some the character mods centering isn't exactly what they were looking for this guide is a means to show you that some minor alterations can make a big difference.


So the first thing you're going to edit is the Mini Profile which is in characters > front > character > AuthorPane


Search for:

	<li class="ipsType_light">{lang="character_owner"}: {$character->owner()->link()|raw}</li>
    {{foreach $character->customFieldsForDisplay( 'topic' ) as $field}}
    {{if !empty( $field['value'] )}}
        {$field['title']}: {$field['value']|raw}

The title is the title of the field and the value is the what was entered. Now what I recommend is changing are a few things and by that I mean lets make it a details list instead of just a simple li.


What you will do is change it to the following (note this includes changing the Player/owner so that it fits the scheme but is not required):

    <dl class='charPane'>
  <dt>{lang="character_owner"}</dt> <dd>{$character->owner()->link()|raw}</dd>
    {{foreach $character->customFieldsForDisplay( 'topic' ) as $field}}
    {{if !empty( $field['value'] )}}
      {$field['title']}</dt> <dd>{$field['value']|raw}


From here it's just simple CSS to make the fields appear how you want. In the one I did the dt field is text-aligned left and the dd field is text-aligned right. We also probably want them on the same line so the following CSS accomplished all of that:

.charPane {
  max-width: 275px;
  margin: 0 auto;
.charPane dt {
  width: 45%;
  display: inline-block;
  float: left;
  text-align: left;
  padding: 3px;
  font-weight: 700;
.charPane dd {
  width: 45%;
  display: inline-block;
  margin-left: 0;
  text-align: right;
  padding: 3px;

Mind you, your max-width should match what you have on your site so that it doesn't unintentionally overflow into the post.


There is actually way more that you can do to make a very custom mini-profile just like on JCink (or here on the Initiative) and whatnot so look forward to another guide about it.


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