Profile custom fields

Posterno allows you to create custom fields for your members profiles. 

To access the profiles custom fields editor, navigate to "Users -> Custom fields" in your WordPress admin panel.

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Where do profile fields display:

All default WordPress users fields are automatically available within the account details section of the dashboard page. When you create custom profile fields, fields will display on:

  1. The account details section of the dashboard page.
  2. The fronted public profile page of your members.
  3. The user edit screen of the WordPress admin panel.
  4. The listing's author widget can display a list of custom fields that you can select.

Default WordPress users fields

Default fields can be customized and also displayed within the registration form. Upon installation, the profile fields editor will display a list of the default fields. Through the editor you'll be able to change the name, description, placeholders, requirement option and much more.

Note: default fields cannot be delete from the admin panel. Furthermore the field type and meta key setting cannot be changed.

Create new fields

To create new fields, click on the "Add new field" button and a popup will display asking you to enter a field name and to choose the type of field. Once you've picked a name and selected the field type, press the "Add new field" button within the popup window.
When the field has been created, you'll be redirected to the customization page of your new field. From this page you'll have access to all the settings available for the selected field type.

Admin only fields

If you wish to hide some of the fields from the account customization form, click on the "Edit" button, then click on the "Permissions" tab and enable the option "Admin only".

Admin only fields will not be customizable from the account settings page.

Marking fields as required

You might want to set some fields as required. When fields are marked as required, the user will have to fill those fields before being able to save the changes to his profile details.
To set a field as required, click on the "Edit" button of a field, from within the list of fields, and then click on the "Validation" tab and enable the "Set as required" option.

Fields visibility

It is possible to collect data from your users and hide it from the public profile page. Click on the "Permissions" tab of a profile field and then set the "Visibility" setting to "Hidden".