Profile Editing Now Working!

You now have the ability to edit your profiles! Just click on your character name on the top right hand corner of the blog (next to Logout and Owl Post). Then click on (Edit Profile) next to your name. If you don't already have a profile one will be automagically created for you and prepopulated with your current Hogwarts Live bio.

You can see a working example of a completely filled out bio here:

Right now you can add the following data to your profile:
Real Name/Alias
Avatar URL/Profile Image (if you have or want to use Gravatar just leave this blank)
Blood Purity/Race
Wand (there are special woods and cores for people with 5,000+ points)
Current Location
Favorite Harry Potter Book
Favorite Harry Potter Character

What other kinds of information would you like to be able to add to your Hogwarts Live profiles?

Here are some ideas:
Quidditch Position
Favorite Harry Potter Spell
Favorite Harry Potter Shipping (in fanfiction shipping is short for "relationshipping" - i.e. Harry/Ginny, Harry/Hermione, etc.)
Favorite Quotes
Favorite Actors/Movies
Favorite Foods/Desert
Marital Status
Sexual Orientation
Favorite Color
Buddy List (Friends)

UPDATE (some new ideas for profiles):
Social Networking Profiles: Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, MySpace
Instant Messengers: Skype, YIM, AIM, MSN/Windows Live

Please share your ideas and let me know which of the ones above you like! I think it would be best to keep this as Harry Potter-themed as possible.

TODO: Your clean/short URLs work now just go to and replace "danilo" with your user/login name all lowercase. I'll add a section to the profile editor so you can just copy the link to share your profile with friends.

Responses 1 - 16 of 16 to "Profile Editing Now Working!"

drmagurllife • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 3:49pm • #1

So cool! Thanks!

geniphur • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 4:44pm • #2

super cool! thanks danilo!
by the way, i vote for the following:
Quidditch Position, Favorite Harry Potter Shipping, Favorite Quotes, Interests, Favorite Color, Buddy List (Friends)

!MostDefinitelyNot SpinalRemains • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 5:07pm • #3

Favorite Harry Potter Spell
Favorite Quotes
Marital Status
Favorite Color

!Headmaster Danilo • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:25pm • #4

Actually, instead of Interests I was thinking maybe Likes and Dislikes sections and we can match up users who have similar likes or dislikes.

For example:
Likes: Gryffindor, Ice Cream, Being Awesome
Dislikes: Slytherin Students, Death Eaters, Mean People

I'm quite the unbiased Headmaster =P

Any opinions on that?

LupinDance • Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:34pm • #5

ah. thats a good idea. i think we should do it. does anyone else agree?

!My My, Hey Hey WitchyWoman • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 5:03am • #6

What do you mean by "match-up?" >.>

This is not a dating site, Danilo!!!! lol

EmmaHawkhill • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:53am • #7

I prefer that over Interests! Though I suggest that in Marital Status, singles should be able to say if they're interested in dating. I'm single, but not looking for someone - I just want to meet fellow HP-fans.

drmagurllife • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 9:33am • #8

I think we need to keep and eye on Danilo, Witchy.... *stares at him*

Nightmare MiniRitz • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:05am • #9

Quidditch Position - Yes
Favorite Harry Potter Spell - Yes
Favorite Harry Potter Shipping (in fanfiction shipping is short for "relationshipping" - i.e. Harry/Ginny, Harry/Hermione, etc.) - Heh?
Favorite Quotes - Yes
Favorite Actors/Movies - Meh
Heroes/Heroines - Meh
Favorite Foods/Desert - Meh
Interests - Meh
Religion - Meh
Politics - Meh
Marital Status - Meh
Sexual Orientation - Meh
Education - Meh
Favorite Color - Meh
Ethnicity - Meh
Occupation - Meh
Buddy List (Friends) - Sure why not

And the messenger handle portion is a MUST! lol

!Headmaster Danilo • Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:47pm • #10

Edmund and I already came up with a dating site idea but then he got married

By matching I just meant you would get to see who else shared your interests for example the likes or dislikes you pick would link to a page listing all the other users who also listed the item.

You'll have to forgive me for assuming most of you know what "shipping" is. Previously I used to read fanfiction and "shipping" is a term use by fans--in our case of Harry Potter fans--to express our interest in the development in a particular romantic parring for example Harry/Hermione. Even though a lot of people knew it was unlikely they still liked to think about "what if Harry and Hermione hooked up" and would write fanfics revolving around this. For example Danilo/Hermione would be a story in which Hermione and I have romantic feelings for each other and also would probably be my "preferred shipping." =P

drmagurllife • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 9:14am • #11

What about Favorite Book?

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 3:56pm • #12

sorry about the house thing
its just that i want to complete my house
i am very sorry
on a lighter note
Happy early Christmas !

CutieCat • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 8:49pm • #13

Hi Danilo,

Wowwee, what a lot of great stuff you’ve added lately! You must have worked very hard over the recent holiday break! Your likes/dislikes idea with matching sounds like fun. I also vote for Quidditch position, fav HP Spell, fav foods/desserts, interests. I’m all for keeping the HP theme as much as possible too! By the way, should we be able to see other user’s profiles at this point or is that still on it’s way?

Thanks again!!

CutieCat • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 9:33pm • #14

Ah, figured out how to see other users profiles. But where should the Users bread crumb take you? I thought maybe a list of users, but it takes me to my own profile.

!Headmaster Danilo • Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 11:07pm • #15

Yeah, you just click on their names. If you're logged out the "Users" link in the breadcrumb goes to the login page. We're not gonna have a user list but rather "connections" so it will be user lists that sorta work like the tags that will show groups of users based on a single similarity in their profile. For example one could list all the users in Gryffindor.

I'm planning on adding the ability to search through posts, comments, and users to the blog.

Night Queen ReginaNoctis • Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 6:25pm • #16

I like all the Favorites ideas, plus the @%$!#@ orientation and the occupation ones. :)

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