The user profile page has the following fields:

First Name
Last Name
Nickname Display name Contact Info E-mail Website AIM Yahoo IM
Jabber / Google Talk

How can more fields be added to this section. Field such as Phone number, address, or anything else.

2 Answers 2


You need to use the 'show_user_profile', 'edit_user_profile', 'personal_options_update' and 'edit_user_profile_update' hooks.

Here's some code to add a Phone number:

add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'yoursite_extra_user_profile_fields' );
add_action( 'edit_user_profile', 'yoursite_extra_user_profile_fields' );
function yoursite_extra_user_profile_fields( $user ) {
  <h3><?php _e("Extra profile information", "blank"); ?></h3>
  <table class="form-table">
      <th><label for="phone"><?php _e("Phone"); ?></label></th>
        <input type="text" name="phone" id="phone" class="regular-text" 
            value="<?php echo esc_attr( get_the_author_meta( 'phone', $user->ID ) ); ?>" /><br />
        <span class="description"><?php _e("Please enter your phone."); ?></span>

add_action( 'personal_options_update', 'yoursite_save_extra_user_profile_fields' );
add_action( 'edit_user_profile_update', 'yoursite_save_extra_user_profile_fields' );
function yoursite_save_extra_user_profile_fields( $user_id ) {
  $saved = false;
  if ( current_user_can( 'edit_user', $user_id ) ) {
    update_user_meta( $user_id, 'phone', $_POST['phone'] );
    $saved = true;
  return true;

That code will add a field to your user screen that looks something like this:

There are also several blog posts available on the subject that might be helpful:

Or if you prefer not to roll-your-own there are plugins that add said features such as the following (although I'm sure there are others):

  • Mike, I ran into a bunch of trouble get my modifications to save. I finally nailed it when I did a complete "find and replace". For my future reference, are the "name" and "title" fields required to be an exact match? Commented Mar 28, 2011 at 16:43
  • @Jonathan Wold - "are the "name" and "title" fields required to be an exact match?" You didn't give me enough context for me to know how to aswer. And you may want to create a complete new question. Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 7:26
  • 1
    @MikeSchinkel Cimy User Extra Fields is imo no good recommendation. Support isn't really there and the code is ... hm.
    – kaiser
    Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 22:07
// remove aim, jabber, yim 
function hide_profile_fields( $contactmethods ) {
    return $contactmethods;

// add anything else
function my_new_contactmethods( $contactmethods ) {
    //add Birthday
    $contactmethods['birthday'] = 'Birthday';
    //add Address
    $contactmethods['address'] = 'Address';
    //add City
    $contactmethods['city'] = 'City';
    //add State
    $contactmethods['state'] = 'State';
    //add Postcode
    $contactmethods['postcode'] = 'Postcode';
    //add Phone
    $contactmethods['phone'] = 'Phone';
    //add Mobilphone
    $contactmethods['mphone'] = 'Mobilphone';

    return $contactmethods;

Hope this helps.

Source: WPBeginner

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.