Download, install and activate the plugin and all your Joomla!/K2 users will be able to add their expanded contact and social details in their profiles.
--- REQUIREMENTS & LICENSE ---
This is a K2 plugin and it requires that the component K2 version 2.5.2 or later be installed on your website. For additional information on K2, please visit the related entry here on the Joomla! Extensions Directory: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/news-production/content-construction/8061
"User Extended Fields for K2" is a Joomla! plugin interfacing with K2. It's developed by JoomlaWorks & licensed under the GNU/GPL v2 license.
--- USEFUL LINKS ---
Visit the K2 website: http://getk2.org
Join the K2 community (support, tutorials, videos): http://getk2.org/community
It must have plugin, if your site works in portal mode and your users can create own items on site.
But I think, that admin options must have more settings, for example to disable specific fields, like Vimeo, Blip.tv, Flickr, Picasa or other (I don't need it on my site).
Of course, it can be deleted from plugin template, but not all webmasters can do it themselves.
As for the first issue, it's been resolved in v2.1. Just upgrade (install on top). BTW this issue was not visible to everyone, as it relates to specific server setups.
As for the 2nd thing you mention, that's a misconfiguration on your side. If you want your users to be able to control these additional fields, you need to provide a menu link for them to "edit" their account details. Just create a menu item to the default user edit account view ("Users" component). K2 extends this form and since the plugin extends K2, your users will see the additional fields.
Language file is broken.
The last update was 2.0 (last update on Nov 29, 2011), when Joomla 2.5 did not release yet, LOL!
Moreover The Demo doest not work neither.
What a waste of time.. A pity, it would be more than nice, but it is just crap.
Resolved in v2.1. Just upgrade (install on top).
Just a little problem; I have created a different language file, from en-GB.plg_k2_userExtendedFields.ini to id-ID.plg_k2_userExtendedFields.ini and add it to userExtendedFields.xml, but the file is not installed. Then I copy it manually to /language/id-ID/ directory, and try to register new user, the plugin showed properly but also in English when the other elements in my language.
Please guide us to fix it. Thank you.
In fact, it turns Joomla with K2 into huge profile/community system...
It also used for websites with catalogs or properties like B2B classified and Autos/Real estates...etc.
It opens doors and doors for new ideas and new uses of the great K2 Extension.. Congratulations
Hope to see more and more like this plug-in soon.