Adding custom user profile fields in wordpress

Open your theme’s “functions.php” file and this PHP code in your file.

add_action( ‘show_user_profile’, ‘show_extra_profile_fields’, 1 );
add_action( ‘edit_user_profile’, ‘show_extra_profile_fields’, 1 );

function show_extra_profile_fields( $user ) { ?>

<h3><?php _e(‘Your Hotel Address’, ‘frontendprofile’); ?></h3>

<table class=”form-table”>

<th><label for=”twitter”><?php _e(‘Address’, ‘frontendprofile’); ?></label></th>

<textarea name=”address” id=”address” class=”regular-text” rows=”6″ cols”30″ /><?php echo esc_attr( get_the_author_meta( ‘address’, $user->ID ) ); ?></textarea><br />
<span class=”description”><?php _e(‘Please fill you Hotel Address’, ‘frontendprofile’); ?></span>

<?php } ?>

 This will create new textarea field in the user edit profile screen.

 Now saving the custom user fields.

We have displaying the custom field or extra field in the user edit profile so because of why this field will not be save when the user update the profile. To do this we need to use one more function to handle this. Paste this PHP code in your functions.php file


add_action( ‘personal_options_update’, ‘save_extra_profile_fields’ );

add_action( ‘edit_user_profile_update’, ‘save_extra_profile_fields’ );


function save_extra_profile_fields( $user_id ) {


if ( !current_user_can( ‘edit_user’, $user_id ) )

return false;


update_usermeta( $user_id, ‘address’, $_POST[‘address’] );

} ?>


Bansal Sumit

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