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  • Try this plugin. It hasn’t been updated for 2 years, but it works perfectly for me.

    BuddyPress Admin Only Profile Fields

    Adds these options to the visibility options: ‘Admin’, ‘Everyone (Admin Editable)’ and ‘Only Me (Admin Editable)’

    Hope that helps


    In reply to: Custom Code

    Abdullah Al Mamun

    @peter-hamilton Im using BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type plugin too.


    Right now there are only three options when setting each profile fields Everyone, Only Me, All Members.

    Is there a way to add other visibility options based on the user role (such as admin, editor, contributor, etc..)

    We are using this as a member area on our website for our fire department and some fields such as Emergency Contact info, etc… we only want viewable to say admins and editor NOT all members. Is there a way to add this option in?

    Wordpress 4.8.1
    BuddyPress 2.9.0



    WordPress Version: 4.8.1
    BuddyPress Version: 2.9.0


    I would like to add a profile field on only a role of the user and make it only editable by the admin. It would be a way for the admin to certificate an user.

    I have read lots of posts about profile fields but they were all olds (couldnt use them), and couldnt figure out the issue with them. I’m getting kinda confused about the file I should modify, where is the file and what should I add/modify.

    I hope you can guide me through this.
    Thanks for any help,


    In the basic buddypress there seems to be no place to ask for name and surname– just a username.
    Is this correct or am I missing something?
    Are the email + username the only absolutely necessary pieces of information that buddypress requires for new member registration?
    I know that I can create other profile fields, but this is not about that. I just want to know if I’ve understood what comes out of the box.
    thanks in advance


    I’ve created a new group with fields at xProfile but it is only showing the Base Group at the Registration page (it is showing at Edit Profile page).

    How can I fix this?

    Thank you

    Carsten Lund

    Creating a text box in Users -> Profile Fields, users are only allowed to write text in on single long line.

    Choosing Multi Line Area in the drop down also adds a tool bar which is not appropriate for users.

    How can I achieve a multi line textbox with all the text visible?



    WordPress version: 4.8.1
    BuddyPress version: 2.8.2

    I’m trying to duplicate a set of fields either within a field group or duplicate the field group itself if a user presses a button or clicks a checkbox.

    In this case, the user is setting up their profile and has the fields for the group Company Info entered, yet they have another company name and/or location they want to add to their profile.

    Is it possible to have a button or a conditional checkbox that duplicates an empty set of fields for the group to Company Info 2?

    UX ideal example: Profile > User Fills out Company Info 1 field group > Presses “Add Company” button > Company Info 2 field group is added > User Fills out Company Info 2 > Repeat until desired

    Iyiola Owabumowa

    Hi guys, I wanted to ask if it is possible for users to enter an existing profile name in BuddyPress in the ->users ->profile fields -> primary field?

    I just installed Buddy Press on my website:

    I’m not really sure why the username is not unique.

    Any explanation will be highly appreciated.



    Topic: Text box

    in group forum Installing BuddyPress
    Carsten Lund

    Creating a text box in Users -> Profile Fields, users are only allowed to write text in on single long line.

    Choosing Multi Line Area in the drop down also adds a tool bar which is not appropriate for users.

    How can I achieve a multi line textbox with all the text visible?


    Carsten Lund

    Hi, how is it possible for users to enter an existing profile name in BuddyPress in the ->users ->profile fields -> primary field?

    Why is the user name not unique?



    Do you know if in DB all these fields are one long string?
    I’m looking for same thing, but I want to search by several fields (BP profile search) and I don’t see how it works with it.


    This only takes effect for other created profile fields, not the “Name” field.

    Try creating a new profile field and then you should be able to access the options you are looking for.



    I have been trying to find an answer to this for weeks now… not consistently, just coming back to it again and again. I’ve tried to look up solutions and from what I can tell it seems like something is not set up right. I will post an example of what my administrator settings for profile visibility should be vs what they actually are. Also, I read that someone else had this issue but there was no response to follow up with their inquiry.

    Here are the two images:

    (From “How to Change Buddy Press Profile Field”

    Screen shot of what this how-to guide says my edit screen should look like when I go to Users > Profile Fields > Edit Field:

    This is what it looks like when I go to Users > Profile Fields > Edit Field:

    And when I click on edit for the specific field:

    Thank you so much for your time.

    Take care,


    Hello all forum members. Recently I encountered the need to add here such fields for profiles, including registration of a new account. Record, give an example. There is a single choice field for the country. And there is a plural list with cities. And it is necessary to make so that cities vary depending on a choice of the country. Well, or so that just changed the field. Found at the moment such a plugin: But for some reason it does not work for me, maybe this problem arises because of my theme. In advance thanks to all responded =)


    In reply to: Remove Base

    Aslan Guseinov

    Hi, you can rename it.
    Go to Users=>Profile Fields=>Edit Group.


    I don’t have super advanced PHP skills so I made this as a start to show off only 3 profile fields (will be svg icons later) ..when their set of course.

    	$twitter = bp_get_member_profile_data( 'field=Twitter', bp_get_member_user_id() );
    	$instagram = bp_get_member_profile_data( 'field=Instagram', bp_get_member_user_id() );
    	$website = bp_get_member_profile_data( 'field=Website', bp_get_member_user_id() );
    	if ( isset( $twitter, $instagram, $website ) ) {
    		echo '<div class="test">';
    			if ( isset( $twitter ) ) {
    				echo '<span>'. $twitter .'</span><br>';
    			if ( isset( $instagram ) ) {
    				echo '<span>'. $instagram .'</span><br>';
    			if ( isset( $website ) ) {
    				echo '<span>'. $website .'</span><br>';
    		echo '</div>';

    I have this feeling, this can be made better or nicer within some sort of loop instead of all those IF statements.

    Usually I use Advanced Custom Fields Pro for those kinda of things because of their detailed Documentation and examples but I thought it would be overkill to use ACF only for 3 simple fields while BuddyPress has this inside the core.


    Henry Wright

    Base is the name of the xProfile field group. You can rename the group via Users > Profile Fields in the admin area.


    Hello. I want to translate the title “BASE” on the profile page, but the word does not appear in the list of translatable strings. I am using BuddyPress 2.8.2 and the latest version of the Loco Translate plugin. How can I translate this word?

    Oh, I figured out another way to change the word. From wp admin >> Users >> Profile Fields >> Edit Group button >> Change the name of the group and click “Update”.

    So, I was able to accomplish what I wanted, but I’ll post this anyway. Perhaps it will help someone else — or even me in the future. 🙂


    I’m using the following to add profile information to the members directory, and its working, but i cant seem to re-position where the text appears (at the moment its under the ‘add friend’ button).

    function add_pf_to_members_page() {
    $field_content = bp_get_member_profile_data( ‘field=field name here’ );
    if( $field_content != false )
    echo ” ” . $field_content;
    add_action( ‘bp_directory_members_item’, ‘add_pf_to_members_page’ );

    I’d ideally like it moved to the middle of the page –, but any advice on how to move the text would be great, i’ve tried CSS but there is no div information.

    Thanks in advance for any help.


    On our website . I am using BuddyPress version 2.8.2 and am using the xProfile fields addon as well. There are several field groups as well as some regular and xProfile fields. For some of the users on our website, the profile data added is getting deleted later at some point. Could you please help us out?


    This is a topic that has been brought up before, but all the posts I found were from years ago and didn’t seem to work for me…

    I am looking to create a small piece of functionality based off custom user profile fields.

    My users are birders who have several fields in their profiles related to how many birds they have seen in a specific area. Eg: Each state has a profile field and each user has a value for each state.

    Now I want to have a page called Florida for example, and on that page I want to loop through all registered users who have a value more than 200 in their Florida profile field, and then print both their username and their total number for that field in a list that is sorted from highest to lowest, so the person with the most sightings in that state is on top.

    Any assistance in this would be most appreciated, as I’ve been struggling for several months now with this.


    whenever i update xprofile fields, the display name changes to email. How can i stop that?



    I am looking for any advice on here or hopefully a developer who can write some code in order that i can use webhooks to create registrations/profiles.

    I want to use the embeddable form builder Typeform ( to bypass the normal bp registration and send data from the form to the registration and profile fields.

    Typeform have a page here about their webhooks

    Am I wasting my time trying to integrate these two apps or is there some hope? 🙂


    Hi @dave8528

    Please, you can use this plugin…

    Buddypress Xprofile Custom Fields Type

    Hope this will help.


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