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Showing Extended / Custom profile fields?

  • Hi,

    I have searched for hours to try to understand how to properly use the extended / custom profile fields in Buddypress but I am still puzzled. How come the Buddypress team have created the extended profile fields without giving users the possibility to actually show those fields in a simple way??

    I need to know:
    – How to I get all the custom profile fields I create in Buddypress to show on the register and members page and have this data to be properly stored in the database?

    And I would also like to know:
    – If it would be possible to have a drop-down list with the different profile field sections that the registering user can choose from, eg. the user could choose what type of member he/she would like to become (eg. private member, company, organisation…) and depending on what he chose from the drop-down menu, a different profile field / register page would appear.

    Many thanks!

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  • I have a similar problem.
    I have installed the latest Buddypress and since then my profile settings in the registration page have been reset to basic “Username” and “password”.
    When I go to Profile Fields in Buddypress I can’t change any of my basic profile settings.The only option I get is to add extended profile fields.
    How do I set up my basic profile fields?
    Any ideas?


    Brian Bowman


    I too have asked how to get the extended profile fields to display….NO ANSWER FROM ANYONE. This support forum is really quite poor. Sorta ‘open source’ – you get what you pay for in terms of support (or lack of it…).

    Still no answer to this one! Once again…I do not understand the purpose of the extended profile the way it works (doesn’t work) right now.



    I may be way off from what your issue is, but I’m using the plugin Extended Profile Fields to make my new members fill in more information. Anything you create in the “base” group will appear on the signup page.

    Hopefully an answer can come here (for documentation sake):

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