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How to create a front end user profile with a friendly permalink

I want to create a public front-end profile page with a friendly url like this format. mysite.com/user/someusername Any idea on how can i achieve this? I know it has something to do with rewrite ...
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user_login vs. user_nicename

When you call the get_users() functions, a list of user objects are returned. Each of those users has a number of properties. What is the difference between user_login and user_nicename in those ...
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Difference between update_user_meta and update_user_option

Can anyone explain what is the difference between update_user_meta and update_user_option and in which scenarios the both can be used?
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Add default WordPress tag meta box to User Profile

I've set up my user profiles to allow custom taxonomies following this tutorial. Ideally, I'd like to use the default Tag meta box from the Post screen, so users can easily add new terms and find ...
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How to get a buddypress user profile link and a certain user profile field for the current post author?

I want to replace get_author_link() and get_the_author_meta($feld) with something equivalent to point to the author of the current post Buddypress user profile page and retrieve a specific profile ...
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Capabilities Vs User Meta

What is the advantage of using capabilities instead of usermeta? For example a cap access_feature_x vs meta access_feature_x. I can use current_user_can() vs get_user_meta() on various checks. So,...
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Create custom user role (client) that can create another custom user role (employee) of that client

Bit of a long question, but I do believe this situation will occur for other people in other contexts. Our company needs to create an Employee Assistance Program MU subdirectory network site where ...
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Get basic Image Uploader on User Profile Page

I am trying to add an image uploader to the user profile pages. I do have it up and running on a basic registration page, but somehow the same, but slightly adjusted code does not work when added to ...
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Automatically delete inactive users after 2 months

I am trying to modify this function: // automatically delete users after 7 days in wordpress function wcs_auto_delete_users() { global $wpdb; $query = $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->...
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Allowing an email as the username?

Is it possible to allow people to utilize their email as their username?
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get_users is expecting unserialized meta_value

I'm trying to get all users assigned to a custom usermeta. I know that get_users() is supposed to work; however, it doesn't seem to be working. What I have is a usermeta storing a category ID and I'm ...
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Content hooks vs User hooks

This is more of a theory question than a question with a direct answer. I've been working with different actions for firing functions when a post is updated or deleted and when users are updated or ...
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get_user_meta() to Return User Meta Only for Current Blog in Multi Site

I've written a plugin that allows users to bookmark their favorite posts, but have run into a small problem when using it on a multisite network. Each time a post is bookmarked, the ID of that post ...
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Problem storing arrays with update_user_meta

I am writing a function that adds an ID number to an array and puts the array in the usermeta. $_GET['auction'] is the post_id. Here is the function: $reminders = get_user_meta($current_user-&...
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Building a scalable Wordpress favouriting plugin - one serialised meta value array or many meta records

I am trying to build a simple Wordpress favourite post plugin that is scalable and could handle 1000s or 10000s of users or more. There are several different approaches that I have seen in other ...
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How to create a template for a custom URI associated with the user

I am working on a site where I am using a plugin called Favorite Posts so logged-in users can add a post (a custom post type) to their favorites. I created a page called my-favorites which allows the ...
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Grouping users under parent user

What it needs to be like: one "super user" with user role company normal users with user role employee I don't want "super user" to be able to have more capabilities, especially admin-like ...
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How do you update user_email on the front end in WP 3.3?

I am using the following code and everything in the user profile is updating except the user's email. In the template: global $current_user, $wp_roles; get_currentuserinfo(); /* Load the ...
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Adding fields to the “Add New User” screen in the dashboard

I'd like to add the field "Company Name" to the add new user page in the admin panel. I've done quite a bit of searching and have been unable to find details on how to do this. I can easily add info ...
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How to filter users on admin users page by custom meta field?

The Problem WP appears to remove the value of my query variable before it gets used to filter the list of users. My Code This function adds a custom column to my Users table on /wp-admin/users.php: ...
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Where the Nickname is being used in WordPress

I see most of the place is using the "Display name", so why I need to set a Nickname? Where it is being used?
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wp_get_current_user always returns 0

I'm new to wordpress and modifying the code that's already working on a website. I want to get user's ID but I haven't figured out yet how. The following sample code works on my local environment but ...
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If Else Gravatar Author Picture

Ok so i have added a custom field inside of the WordPress edit profile field where a contributor and above can add a custom image if they do not use gravatar. Now i am trying to write a if else ...
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LEFT JOIN, INNER OUTER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN is driving me crazy. Please help?

fellow coders! I an having a hard time JOIN(ing) tables. I have a a lot of users on my site and many of them have the same last names. I am trying to get their emails by their last name. WP stores ...
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add_user_meta() vs update_user_meta()

I'm looking at the docs for add_user_meta() vs update_user_meta(). If the current meta_key does not exist for a user, will update_user_meta() automatically add the meta_key for that user or do you ...
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Hide a user from WordPress

I'm using the below code to hide a user from the WordPress User List: add_action( 'pre_user_query', 'ap_pre_user_query' ); function ap_pre_user_query( $user_search ) { $user = wp_get_current_user(...
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How to order users alphabetically by their last name?

I use the following shortcode and function to display members of some departments: add_shortcode( 'list_of_members', 'members_listing' ); /* usage: [list_of_members department = 'psychology'] */ ...
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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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Add mass action to wp-admin/users.php

I'm heavelly modified my Wordpress, it's amazing what you can do with wordpress hooks, actions.. But i'm not able to find how can i add mass action for users. Let's say i select 5 users and i want to ...
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Connect Users and Taxonomies

I'd like to send email notifications when new posts are saved. But users can select post categories they want to subscribe to. Available plugins are no solution to me – I really need my own code base. ...
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How to display custom user meta from registration in backend?

I'm considering using the hooks for the WordPress registration form to add some custom fields: https://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_the_Registration_Form My question is, if it's even possible, how ...
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Can I count the number of users matching a value in a multiple value key?

I'm trying to find the number of users having a certain value in a custom field. The problem is that this custom field allow multiple values. This code works well when the meta_key allows only one ...
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How to get last login Access Date and time

I have seen similar question Here at First and Second. But these two are not close to my code. Let me show my code here. add_action('wp_login', 'set_last_login'); //function for setting the ...
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Search multiple meta keys at once

How would I modify the following SQL Query to allow me to search multiple meta keys at once? e.g. user_business AND user_about In the end I'll be searching about 40 - 50 different meta keys; or if ...
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wp_update_user not updating

In desperation I am asking for help in this forum too - if someone (ANYONE!) could take a look a this post and see if they could help I'd be eternally grateful http://wordpress.org/support/topic/...
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WordPress last login foreach user

Trying to get the last login of each user and display it into the admin panel. Currently I can display the first user within the admin loop, however I can't pull out the remaining users. I think I ...
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How do you make the email field on the profile page read only for subscribers?

I would like to make the email field on the profile page for subscribers read only. They can see their email but not change it. I want only admins to to be able to change users email address.
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Issue with foreach on duplicate meta_key's

Im storing using add_user_meta custom values that get sent to the front page of the website. Here is the php code. $user_query = new WP_User_Query( array( 'fields' => 'ID' ) ); ...
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Extending WP_User class and using this sub-class during the whole lifecycle

I am currently struggling with this software design issue I can't seem to get hold of. What I am trying to achieve is the following: for every user on our website, I want to do an API request to a ...
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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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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 read,...
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What's the most efficient database method to add and query usermeta?

What's the most efficient way - concerning the database - to add and query extra usermeta fields to a profile? I need to add four additional fields of numeric and text data to a user profile and then ...
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What is rich_editing?

I wanted to learn more about shortcodes with button implementation since I do not use them much and I have been doing a lot of research on the topic and the questions and tutorials I run across use a ...
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How do I update a specific object in an array, in user meta?

I have this array, below, to set custom user meta (lh_userbadges) in user_meta but I'm not exactly sure how to update just parts of the array later on... $lh_user_badges = array( '...
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Getting all user metadata from user

I am trying to show bio and other custom metadata for my users in a page. So, i want to query the user metadata table for it. I have tried but did not find any functions for that. What i am looking ...
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How to update serialized data in the user meta data

In my wp_usermeta table I have a field called "wp_s2member_custom_fields" In it is stored this value: a:2:{s:6:"alumni";s:3:"Yes";s:19:"donations_collected";s:2:"10";} I am trying to use: ...
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SQL to check how many sites a user is a member of

I have a multisite installation and I'm working on creating a reporting plugin. One of the things that I would like to do is show the number of sites a user is a member of. Right now, I'm using ...
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Query wp_usermeta alongside wp_users

I want to use the WordPress query functions and no external plugins for the task. Here is what I have so far: add_filter('user_search_columns', 'user_search_columns_bd' , 10, 3); function ...
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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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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 ...