Need hacks in jomsocial for (1) peer search and (2) display matching members in a member's profile page based what they choose in custom profile fields during registration.
Search: The default search provided by jomsocial searches only the username and first/last name. It does not makes use of the other details provided by the users in their profiles (like age, location, personal details, their interest). I want the search to include these fields which are present in joomla data base to be searched.
Match: In the dashboard of a member's profile three or more users details each in two boxes (pic, name, location) needs to be displayed based on details they have provided.
Members profile has fields for what they can contribute to the network (web designing, writing, etc.) and they want from the network (training, programming, etc.). All the values are predefined and users can choose them by ticking checkboxes in their profile editor, i.e. they cannot type text which may lead to confusion.
So, in a member's profile home page (or even in a separate page is fine) two boxes with three user details should be displayed. One will display users who may use that member's contribution and the other box should display users who may provide service in what that member lacks.
My budget for this project is around $50.