Enhanced WordPress User Profiles, Part 2: Adding Extra Fields to the Profile

Jun 22 2010

In part two of our series recapping my presentation on Enhancing WordPress User Profiles, we’ll go through the steps and code involved in manually removing and adding new fields to the default User Profile form in WordPress.

For our demonstration, I am creating a team biography page for a corporate or small business website. Using WordPress’ User Profiles, we can create a user account for each team member, and grant them access to maintain their own information.

The default User Profile form built into WordPress includes several fields you might not want to use or display to those team members, like Jabber or IM information...