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User meta data consists of key-value pairs pertaining to the according user ID.

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What is best for saving lot of extra detail of user?

In my site i need to store 200 extra data for each user. Now i know about the user meta option. But is it a good way to save 200extra field for each user? Or should i create an extra table in the ...
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Getting list of top 10 users and sort on last name

I would like to display a list of the top 10 authors based on the amount of posts that they have, and then sort them on last name. To my knowledge, this is not trivial since the last name of a user ...
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How we can get the user id by its display_name

I have user display_name and with this I want to get the id of that user. So, how can I get the user id?
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How to relate the Category to user?

I am developing one new plugin, In that i had a section to create new category, and having the field Created By(listing all the users in this field). I am storing the category name in WP_terms and ...
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Identify admin/logout and more filters

I have several links I need to apply filters to them. Having hard time understanding from the documentation which are the correct filters I need to use. I am not using the default theme. This links ...
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Memory usage for scalable usermeta queries

Problem Some time ago I posted a question about the scalability of wp_usermeta architecture: my concern, as my client's database of users is growing fast, is now the memory usage of querying the ...
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update_user_meta updates to a wrong ID

Background Problem The site I'm working right now uses custom front-end forms for content, terms and user editing and creation. Access to wp-admin is blocked for non administrator. All of them uses ...
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How to use hyperdb to separate and share a user dataset between wordpress installs?

I'm looking for a way to separate my users and usermeta table to be in a different database than my main WP install. The end goal is sharing these table over a number of WP installs. From what I ...
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How do i get a specific user metadata using custom metavalue outside of wordpress?

I need help. I need to get a user ID or email (email is can do but ID is better) based on their phone number, outside of WordPress. I already have their phone number in a variable and billing_phone ...
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How to: get_user_meta - BuddyPress [closed]

What is the proper way to display User Meta in the BP Loop using this line from codex? <?php get_user_meta($user_id, $key, $single); ?> I added that line to the profile loop and switched ...
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Ordering users of a specific role by last name

I'm trying to display a list of authors by their last name. I can get the list to display but as yet I don't seem to be able to order the list by last name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Josh ...
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How to save a label for an extra user meta field and to display it later?

Bellow is how I currently add, save and display an extra user meta field: /* Add Extra Fields to the User Profile */ function extra_user_profile_fields( $user ) { ?> <table ...
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Display user meta data from a textarea as a formated text

With the below two functions I can add a textarea custom user meta field named 'publications' to the user profile and save/update it: add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'extra_user_profile_fields' ); ...
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Using and saving custom dropdown boxes on user profiles

Okay, so I'm creating a website and am in need of help for some custom meta fields for user profiles. Currently I have the following in my functions.php file: //hooks add_action( ...
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How to display some selected user meta data on a specific page with a shortcode?

I need to display on some specific pages some selected user meta data (not all), for some users. On the Wordpress Codex page for the get_user_meta() function we have this example (user_id = 9): ...
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gform_after_submission not working as expected [closed]

I am trying to augment a value to the wp_user_meta table, utilizing Gravity Forms. And I'm not having any luck. I had a version of this working on gform_pre_submission (though without the ...
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How to add to a user_meta field (append)

Is this possible? I want to use Gravity Forms or another hook to somehow write to the END of a user_meta field - not overwrite it. For example... Before: $purchase_history = ...
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Job of meta_key meta_value fields in database tables

I'm researching the structure of WordPress database and there is something that really get me confuesd. Could someone please explain, what is the exact job of meta_key and meta_value fields in ...
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get_the_author_meta not working

So I have this website that I am building and I am using get_the_author_meta to display various information about the user / author including user image. I added a function in my functions.php which ...
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How to build a fool proof AdSense revenue sharing model?

I have 5 author levels in my WordPress site. Levels are calculated using points - level 1 - level 2 - level 3 - level 4 - level 5 Authors getting impressions based on author levels like this. ...
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Validating a new user registration field

What I'm trying to do: Add new user meta fields that can be updated when the user edits their profile Validate them correctly when the form is submitted What I've done: I have successfully added ...
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Help integrating Custom post type meta field with custom profile fields

I have a custom post type for "locations" and I need to have "users" log in and be able to pick a location that is within a certain distance from them. I have added some spots to the profile using ...
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Show Biographical Info while creating new user

Is it possible to show the Biographical Info textfield while creating a new user? I know it's possible to add user bio by editing a user AFTER it has been created. But I would like to do this while ...
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get random users each time based on the meta key

I have many users on my website, out of some has status "elite". I am saving this status in meta key/value for each user ('meta_key' => 'elite_member', 'meta_value' => '1'). I want to display ...
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list or get meta_key where meta_value is 'something'

I'm trying to get with get_user_meta the meta_key where the meta_value is 'ive-read-this' But I do not get the value. What should I do?
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very last action before during user registration before he is redirected to homepage

I'm using wordpress social login plugin. So some of my users register via facebook. I'm trying to hook myself to user_register and display only once upon registration and upon using facebook as ...
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How to pull user/author profile data in a plugin?

My site has a user profile page. For some reason I would like to pull user profile data in my plugin. I know I can pull logged in user profile data using get_currentuserinfo();. For example I would ...
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Wp_User_Query not sorting by meta key

I'm trying to list users sorted by a meta value. I store a score for each user in their user meta which is just a number but the loop isn't sorting. I include the score in the loop so that I can see ...
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551 views

remove user_meta data from database for all users

I'd like to create a button for admins to be able to delete from table wp_usermeta -> key: 'ref_credit' for all users. Is there simple resource friendly way to do this? does wp have built in function ...
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Featured image for social sharing ot author archive page

Personal blog with occasional guest authors (non-commercial) self hosted Wordpress. I create a bespoke author PHP file for each author (example). I use Yoast SEO and set a default image for meta ...
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Can I create front-end editable user profile pages with Wordpress? How do I do it?

I'm trying to build a WP site where using the front-end, each user can: Register through the front end using basic fields Log in Create their own profile page using multiple forms Upload text, image ...
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Combining two meta_values within one row with query

I've added two new meta_keys to the wp_usermeta table: bid_user_lat and bid_user_lng And I need to be able to get both of these values within a single row, along with the user_id. ROW - (user_id) ...
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How 'secure' are loops?

I am using loops as means of displaying personal meta and customer information on the frontend. For example, I have a page which displays a user's 'profile' information to edit. Their profile is ...
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Get the Google+ and Twitter links - Wordpress SEO plugin

I want to use the Google+ and twitter links that can be added in User's profile using the WordPress SEO plugin and display them on the author page. Is there any way I can get those links from the ...
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How may I filter get_users() similarly to pre_get_posts?

I have filtered posts, pages and custom_post_types based on $current_user custom usermeta field values using pre_get_posts(). Is there a similar method/function to alter get_users() based on ...
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get Insert id for meta field

I'm in a situation where i also need to get the id of the inserted meta( meta_id for post meta and umeta_id for user meta) For eg i add a user meta ...
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Echo text if field under user_meta is empty with get_users()

With get_users() I am listing users and their information. I've a custom field in the database, people_lists_class. <?php $blogusers = get_users('role=contributor&orderby=display_name'); ...
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How to get the user description with get_users?

I'm using this piece of code to list users and their information. The problem I'm having is that the description isn't showing. Obviously it's because the description lays under "user_meta" and not ...
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Return all users with a specific meta key

I'd like to use get_users() to return all users that have a particular meta_key, but I don't want to specify what the value has to be because it will change for every user. The value is a json string. ...
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Get all user with both meta_value

I was wondering if there were any efficient way of fetching all user comparing two different meta_key. I am currently fetching all user compared to the first meta, then loop trough the user_id to ...
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Create Unique ID for user

I have to create a membership site, but I need to give every user that registers a automatic ID number. For example, User 2 - has a code - pay-102 User 3 - has a code - pay-103 I did a forum ...
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Multiple Email Addresses, One User

I'm trying to allow a user to have multiple email addresses associated with their account. update_user_meta() will not work because it will overwrite the current email. add_user_meta() wouldn't work ...
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Checking if meta_value exists for any user

I'm using gravity forms for a sign-up form and I set up a hidden field that is automatically filled with a random string generated and passed to the form by ...
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editing usermeta when field is an array

I'm using s2member and I added a new registration field to my registration form. s2member stores all custom registration fields in an array under the meta key wp_s2member_custom_fields. An example ...
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Adding data to an array in usermeta and displaying it in a loop

I have a front end post form where I take a file upload of an image. That image gets stored as a custom field which is easy enough to do. What I need to do though is store each unique image url for ...
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Show a list of recently viewed posts to a user

I have a lot of video posts on my site and I'm looking to show the user a list of posts they've recently viewed. I'm guessing the best route is to just add the post id to an array in their usermeta ...
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Display users in order by an “order” custom meta field

Alright, so here's my current code (which works, displaying the users in order by ID and excluding the admin user): $site_admin = "1"; $order = 'ID'; $user_ids = $wpdb->get_col("SELECT ID FROM ...
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No first_name or user_firstname property in WP_User object

I'm writing a basic plugin. Here's my code: $new_user = get_userdata($user_id); $first_name1 = $new_user->user_firstname; $last_name1 = $new_user->user_lastname; echo "<" . $first_name1 ...
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How to get Viewing profile ID in buddypress? [closed]

I want to get the viewing profle's (another user's profile that current user is viewing) user_id is there any shortcode or function available for it? Thanks in advance.
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Custom User Field in Dashboard Widget

I checked justin tadlocks custom profile field tutorial and wanted to add the field in the custom dashboard widget but it seems it's not working. I want to show all the user information in this ...