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I added a custom field to the profile-page of WordPress users called "uidnumber" and it reads values from the database just fine, however it just doesn't save anything.

wp_usermeta table

I'd rather save it in wp_users instead if I could because the whole table is just that much more clear, however from what I've read, WordPress updates could delete custom columns.

Here's what I got in my functions.php:

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 )
{
    update_user_meta( $user_id,'uidnumber', sanitize_text_field( $_POST['uidnumber'] ) );
}

and here's the field itself :

<p class="form-row form-row-wide">
                <label for="uidnumber"><?php _e( 'UID-Nummer', 'woocommerce' ); ?></label>
                <input type="text" class="input-text" name="uidnumber" id="uidnumber" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $user->uidnumber); ?>" />
            </p>

I have no idea why it won't save this field, while another one I coded into the "contact_methods", works like a charm.

edit01:

I tried what you told me, still doesn't save unless I put it in the wrong place.

<p class="form-row form-row-wide">
                <label for="uidnumber"><?php _e( 'UID-Nummer', 'woocommerce' ); ?></label>
                <input type="text" class="input-text" name="uidnumber" id="uidnumber" value="<?php echo get_user_meta( $user->ID, 'uidnumber', true ); ?>" />
            </p>

Or did you mean to put it in my save function? (As you mentioned value I assumed otherwise)

edit02: I think my main problem is that what you specified in your "show"-function is actually inside another file in my case: form-edit-account.php So I can't just use your "show_extra_profile_fields" function.

Also one thing that seems to be misunderstood: I want the user (normal user on WordPress) to be able to add his own text. That's the only reason I'm doing this. Personally I can add a UID-Number in the backend just fine. However that means I have to find out the UID for each and every user myself.

edit03:

functions.php - Here only the last couple lines are actually relevant.

form-edit-account.php

  • Well it's saving something, just it's blank! Is $user->uidnumber set (in the <input>'s value attribute)? Try get_user_meta( $user->ID, 'uidnumber', true ) instead... – bonger Oct 7 '15 at 17:02
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You have not provided the whole code so don't understand where you are wrong, this script is working fine for me.

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) )
        update_user_meta($user_id, 'uidnumber', sanitize_text_field($_POST['uidnumber']));
}

add_action('show_user_profile', 'show_extra_profile_fields');
add_action('edit_user_profile', 'show_extra_profile_fields');

function show_extra_profile_fields( $user )
{
    ?>
        <p class="form-row form-row-wide">
            <label for="uidnumber"><?php _e( 'UID-Nummer', 'woocommerce' ); ?></label>
            <input type="text" class="input-text" name="uidnumber" id="uidnumber" value="<?php echo get_user_meta( $user->ID, 'uidnumber', true ); ?>" />
        </p>
    <?php
}

EDIT : For frontend code

You have to save uidnumber through update_user_meta here is the code

global $user;

$user = wp_get_current_user();

if ( $_POST )   {

    update_user_meta( $user->ID, 'uidnumber', sanitize_text_field($_POST['uidnumber']) );
}

EDIT 2 : personal_options_update action only works in admin section, you have to put that code into front end check pastebin

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  1. sanitize_text_field
  2. show_user_profile
  3. edit_user_profile
  4. personal_options_update
  5. edit_user_profile_update
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  • Does not work in my case. Like I said in my edit, it's the frontend, not the backend. Backend edits work just fine. If you need more information/more code, I'd be happy to provide you with such. – theHubi Oct 8 '15 at 9:19
  • @theHubi updated code hope this what you are looking for, otherwise need more info. Happy Coding! – Webloper Oct 8 '15 at 10:07
  • Maybe there are two lines of code conflicting each other or something.. – theHubi Oct 8 '15 at 11:25
  • check edit 2 @theHubi – Webloper Oct 8 '15 at 11:38
  • I see. I added the code to my php edit-account file, still isn't working. But I'm pretty sure that this is a step in the right direction. Thanks a lot so far! I'll go check my functions.php again to see if I can figure something out. – theHubi Oct 8 '15 at 13:41

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