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I want to allow the admin of a site i'm building to highly customize the wordpress user. This will be a highly advanced plugin so I'm fine creating a whole new page in the admin to do this customization (to avoid the weak hooks in the current user admin page).

My question is this: how can I enable the admin to easily create custom fields of different types without coding? It is kind of like a custom meta box, but for users instead of posts.

I know buddypress does this for the front end, the latest version 1.5 is quite powerful. I'm sure it could be adapted for the admin area, but that might be a lot of work. I also have coded a custom solution, but it is feature poor at the moment and I'm wondering if there is a better solution out there.

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If the plugin I suggested does not suffice, it would be helpful, if you both provided the code of your solution (link to it, if it's too much to post) as well as elaborate on what features you've got down and what you're looking to further implement. –  Johannes Pille Nov 13 '11 at 3:23

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There is an excellent plugin solution for this: CIMY user extra fields

I'm all for control and pro writing your routines, if ready-made solutions are not 100% satisfactory, but in the case of extended user profiles I have never seen the need. I am using this plugin myself on 2 production sites, very happy with it.

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It seems to do the trick. thanks. –  dwenaus Nov 14 '11 at 15:21

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