How to Create Custom Profile Fields in WordPress

Not satisfied with the default profile fields in WordPress? You can create unlimited custom fields to collect additional data from your users.

WordPress profile does not include a gender field thus, you are oblivious of the number of users that are for example male or female.

Please read the Difference between Custom Fields and Contact Info.

Before you can create a custom field, you need to first activate the custom fields addon. You can do that from ProfilePress >> Addons.

Go to Settings >> Custom Fields and click the Add New button.

Enter the label, key, and description for the field, and also select the field type.

Supported field types include Text, Password, Email, Telephone, Hidden Field, Number, Date, Country, Textarea, File Upload, Select Dropdown, Radio Buttons, and Checkbox.

When you are done, save the changes.

What’s next?

How to add custom fields to edit profile and registration forms.

How to display custom field information in user profiles.