When creating or editing an article on the front end, upon clicking the user icon on the "Created By" field, the modal loads an error page with the following error:
View not found [name, type, prefix]: users, html, site
In the console, I see it could not load the following: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/manage/blog/form/index.php?option=com_users&view=users&layout=modal&tmpl=component&required=0&field=blog_created_by ... is it because "/manage/blog" gets inserted (i.e., the view URL gets constructed implicitly vs. from the root)?
Using the "Form user" field on the front is really not ideal.
One of the best solutions is to create a "Select Dynamic" field which will retrieve the list of users you want and set this field instead for your site form. You can even add some magic js to have an autocomplete or other extra features.
Thanks, Olivier. WIth all due respect - it's a classic Seblod BS answer... so there's a standard Joomla field that natively works in both admin and front end - Seblod recreates that field, except at some point it gets broken, and instead of fixing it, the answer is to stop using it. It's like out of a bad movie, TBH.
But I'll bite - I'm happy to use your suggested solution... except, scrolling through thousands of user names in the drop-down is not an option - can you please share the JS/jQuery solution you had in mind? I also tried Pulsar's/Cyril's multi-autocomplete, but it doesn't work in our installation any longer for some reason (it used to work fine on older versions).