Questions tagged [user-meta]

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

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Is there a limit to the length/size of serialized data that can be stored as user meta?

I tried to store an array containing about 50000 keys and respective values to the user meta using update_user_meta. Since, this was only a test, I ran a for loop to generate the array. $test = array ...
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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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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. Below is the function: $reminders = get_user_meta( $current_user->...
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Update user meta using with ajax

I want to edit user meta on the front using an ajax form, this is what i have: The form has the user ID: <form id="<?php echo $current_user->ID; ?>"... This is the script:: <script&...
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Adding Custom User Profile data based upon Categories

Based upon the code found here: How To Add Custom Form Fields To The User Profile Page? How Could I alter this so that users could check one of several boxes based upon categories I have setup in the ...
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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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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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Plugin that would allow WordPress Authors to “follow” other Authors and query “Activity Info” from that

I have a WordPress blog that is all user based Authors that submit content and such. Currently in the site, you can view other authors profiles but basically just view their content from the author....
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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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Show User Their Password

I've got a few automated scripts that run to notify users of certain updates to the application, etc... and for one in particular, I need to be able to display the users user_login and their password. ...
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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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SQL query equivalent to WP User Query

I have the following WP user query code: //Get all users sorted by whatever $sorted_users = new WP_User_Query(array( 'orderby' => 'meta_value', 'meta_key' => 'satisfaction_rating', '...
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Querying Email Addresses for a List of Users with Same Last Name?

I have a site with many users and many of them have the same last name. I want to get the emails of all the users with the same last name (IE: Smith) that has a post related to a particular taxonomy ...
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Updating User Meta with SQL Query

I have a Wordpress site that needed to have 9,000+ users imported to set up a Directory Listing. I imported them from an existing MySQL (non-wordpress) database and everything imported just fine. ...
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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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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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How to make a custom column on the Users admin screen sortable?

I am in the process of adding an additional column to the Users admin screen to display the company for each user. I have been successful in getting this column to show in the table, but I am really ...
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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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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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How to create user personal pages with information from their meta profile fields?

I asked here how to create virtual pages with information from the user meta profile fields using an external class. I got a good answer and also I have implemented it successfully (thanks to @g-m!). ...
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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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How to get user-meta from Social Login registered users?

It looks like social login plugins (such as Wordpress Social Login, OneAll etc.) do not create users in the original wp-database as regular registration from Admin dashboard. Hence it is not possible ...
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generate unique number when registering a user

I know there are userID, username in the database, but I want a formatted and unique number for physical world use. For example: "2014xxxx" 201414:year,xxxx:generate randomly when registering a user....
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How to create virtual pages with information from user meta profile fields?

Dave Jesch on his site presents a way to create virtual pages in WordPress. Dave created a class "to do all the heavy lifting", as he says. I think, for my purposes this class not require changes, so ...
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Front end user meta options for users

I have created user meta options using this tutorial. Now I want to know how to allow users to edit (update) certain custom user meta options that I created. Users already have a template account ...
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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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Check if user is admin by user ID

Any ideas how to check if user (by user ID) is administrator? I don't mean currently logged in user.
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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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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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Add profile field (usermeta) to Add New User

Edit: Add profile field (usermeta) to user registration I am trying to add a custom field to the Add New User page much as I have done with the user profile page like so: add_action( '...
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User defined password at registration - registration email sends auto generated pass

Updating some meta fields on registration and providing the user the option to pick a password yet the registration email sends the auto generated password. User defined password works and not emailed ...
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Authors details such as social media links, emails etc → Is this Meta or something else?

The author section of my first WordPress theme is currently hard coded in HTML. See the live website here. This One. These social media Icons and the link associated with them are not provided in ...
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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 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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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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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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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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User meta to post

I created a field (not acf) in the user profile. The field is called “genere”, and I have another field in the post created with ACF called the same "genere", but it is invoked in my function by the $...
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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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How to pre-fill Google Forms URLs with logged-in WordPress user's data

We need to have our logged-in users' data (username , Email , First Name , Last Name) pre-fill the links to Google Forms existing on our site. Why? We have Google Forms spread out on our site that ...
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User profile custom field

Good day, I've added the following code to my theme's functions.php file, which should display a custom field on the user profile screens: add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'display_user_custom_hash' )...
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ACF Upload Image in front-end with custom form

I created extra fields for my subscribers, one of them is an image field, so they can upload an image to their profile. I created the fields with ACF (Advanced Custom Fields). I have a custom ...
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delete_user_meta Delete one value out of array

The code I have is not working cause the value saved as array and I'm not sure how to fix this. // Remove favorite authors from current users DB function fav_author_remove_user(){ ...
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How can I sort get_users() by any value (last_name, user defined fields and more)

I want to sort the result of get_users() by last name, first name, user defined fields or whatever. How can I achieve this while still using get_users()?
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Customizing WP tables or adding new ones?

I would like to extend user data, adding picture, department, phone, etc. You may achieve this adding custom fields to the usermeta, however I wonder if this techniques is deprecated and it would be ...
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How to Make admin Sidebar Menu always be Collapse by code

I have solution with js that click on the Collapse button, but this is no good solution. I want to make this work true DB with php code. I found that the table who hold this value is wp_usermeta. ...