WordPress is the perfect platform to create a website whether it is for blogging, learning, eCommerce, or an online community. However, some features are limited to WordPress core, thanks to numerous plugins in the market extending its functionalities and features.
Similarly, BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Field Types Review is a plugin to extend user profile field types. Profile fields are the user’s information required in forms to display or to store them, used for authentications. Such types of Profile Fields include email, password fields, text area, numbers, etc. With this plugin, you can increase the types of fields to add even more.
Some field types this plugin offers are:
- Date Of Birth
- Terms & Acceptance
- Post Type Selector
- Terms Selector
- Slider (Range Slider)
- Number with min/max values
- And more…
What is the need for Profile Fields?
Different types of information will let your users present themselves more expressively and accurately. It completely depends on you (admin) whether to make the fields required or not. Also, these fields are required with registration or not.
Users can fill their respective fields from editing their profiles and they can make the choice to show particular information about them or not. Users’ expressive descriptions can also lead to a respectable and trustworthy community.
There are no requirements for this plugin.
Adding Custom Profile Fields
As soon as you install and activate the plugin, the custom profile fields will be available for addition. Navigate to wp-admin > Profiles > Add New Field
Here you would have to fill in the information for the profile field which will be displayed on the user’s profile and also be asked while signing up.
Most importantly, don’t forget to select the Field Type from the bottom option. Also, you can set this field as required/optional and set the visibility.
Click Save. Now, this field will be asked while signing up, and also users can fill this field from editing their profile if it is not required while signing up.
With BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Field Types Review, you can effortlessly add any type of field you want to add and get that data from your user. Of course, it can be accomplished through coding but that method can get hectic and sometimes may cause serious issues in your website.
Thanks to this plugin, without any coding knowledge you can safely display and store particular information about the user.