Adding Interests field

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    Daria Wilczynska
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    Hi Andrea,
    I also have a question regarding Interests field.

    What is the best way to add it. I know that when you add interests in textarea field separated by comma, they are searchable but, in the form itself, if you enter more than one keyword with comma, it doesn’t work.

    Do I need to create radio or select boxes and specify interests for people to choose? I would rather they just type it in as I might not know all their interests. Just wondering what’s the best approach.

    #10749 Reply
    andrea
    Keymaster

    Hi Daria,

    If you wish to search for one keyword at a time, the free-format textarea is probably better than radio or single-select, because it doesn’t restrict your users choices.

    On the other hand, if you wish to search for one or more keywords at a time, the only way is to use multi-select or check-boxes, but your users will be restricted to the list of choices you give them.

    #10751 Reply
    Daria Wilczynska
    Guest

    Thanks, that’s what I thought but I wasn’t sure if I missed some option.

    I feel like it might be better to do checkboxes as it would be a pain to search by each interest separately. They can be more specific in their bio if they have some unusual interests.

    #10752 Reply
    andrea
    Keymaster

    Yes, I agree that’s a good solution.

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