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I have a form that includes a multi-select box.

<form method="POST" action="">
  <select name="countries[]" size="5" multiple="true">
  <option value="bolivia">Bolivia</option>
  <option value="canada">Canada</option>
  <option value="ireland">Ireland</option>
  <option value="mexico">Mexico</option>
  <option value="united states">United States</option>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit" size="5"></p>

The code is displayed with the following PHP code:

<?php bp_member_profile_data( 'field=Countries' ); ?>

How do I separate the results into a bullet list?

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closed as off-topic by toscho Aug 2 '14 at 20:57

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Make a var_dump() of the result of bp_get_member_profile_data( 'field=Countries' ), and add that to your question. – toscho Mar 31 '13 at 14:14

From your comment below:

This code displays the members selections but only as a comma separated list: <?php bp_member_profile_data( 'field=Countries' ); ?>

// $countries_csl should contain something like 'hufflepuff, hogwarts, heaven, hell'
$contries_csl = bp_get_member_profile_data( 'field=Countries' );
// convert the comma seperated list (csl) into an array by using explode( [delimiter], [string] )
$countries = explode( ',', $countries_csl );

// check if the string to array conversion was successfull
if ( is_array( $countries ) && ! empty( $countries ) ) {
    // adjust the html to your needs (add some css classes or something else)
    echo '<ul>';

    // walk over the array and print out a li-item for each array element
    foreach ( $countries as $country ) {
        // to be sure that every country starts with an UpperCase letter, use ucfirst()
        printf( '<li>%s</li>', ucfirst( $country ) );

    // do not forget to close the list
    echo '</ul>';

You have a comma seperated list, you need a bullets list. Just convert the comma seperated list into an array and walk over it to generate a bullets list.

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I apologize for the lack of detail. I'm not very proficient at PHP so not sure what information I need to provide. Anyway, I'm trying to display the results of a multi-select box from the BuddyPress profile registration page on to a single members page in a bullet list format. This code displays the members selections but only as a comma separated list: <?php bp_member_profile_data( 'field=Countries' ); ?> Let me know what else I need to provide. Thanks. – user30766 Mar 31 '13 at 18:30
I have updated the answer. Please do not forget to accept the answer if it works, so other can see if it is the right soution or not. – Ralf912 Apr 3 '13 at 10:26
@Ralf912 - I believe you need to use bp_get_member_profile_data(...) instead because he needs to get the list and then manipulate per your code. bp_member_profile_data(...) will echo the list. – shanebp Apr 3 '13 at 17:23
@shanebp Ah thanks. I'm not so experienced with bbpress and take the code from his comment. – Ralf912 Apr 3 '13 at 17:38

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