As already mentioned in older topics and in this CB + Cobalt topic... I love the idea to use Cobalt fields and template features for a really advanced profile page. You may also think of a personal bio or company detail page.
I am aware of the fact, that Cobalt is not a Community extension. But it is in fact a very powerful and versatile content/page construction tool. Which allows to present information of all kind/media. The best thing... the freedom of design and appearance... and the advanced search!
If there is no Community extension like CB or JS, the username links always to the Cobalt "homepage". That is actually a list. It is not possible to link/re-direct to a full article. The only possible customization is title and message/greeting text.
Questions & Possibilities
- Extend and utilize existing Cobalt user homepage?
- or link to a special record/section as Cobalt community-integration?
Ideas & thoughts
A) IMHO, it would be useful to link to a certain article (maybe the first article?) of the user in a specific section. I assume, the user would have only 1 article in the respective "profiles" section. How to do this? A redirect system plugin? An option in global config community integration?
B) An optional Cobalt homepage layout? How to get the homepage menu PLUS a certain article full view underneath? Can it be a parameter in markup template? i.e. "show first article of a certain section"? Custom markup template WITHOUT list is an issue... because there is only one markup template per section. This would remove the usual list view and search capabilities.
C) Workaround for B) ... Use Cobalt homepage view. Show everything in article INTRO, and use a custom LIST layout for the homepage?! How to select/change the template for the homepage? Benefit. I would also get the homepage menu bar.
Any thoughts are appreciated ;-)