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Add Extra Fields to User Profile Page

WordPress is still living in the stone age with its contact forms in the User Profile section (AIM? Yahoo IM?). Fortunately, you can add more current contact methods with this simple code snippet

Add Extra Fields to User Profile Page, WordPress user profile extra fields code snippet, you just need to add the code snippet below to your WordPress theme’s functions.php file.

 * Extra Fields to User Profile Page
if ( ! function_exists( 'ns_user_contactmethods' ) ) {
function ns_user_contactmethods( $user_contactmethods ) {
  $user_contactmethods[ 'twitter' ] = 'Twitter Username' ;
  $user_contactmethods[ 'facebook' ] = 'Facebook Username' ;
  return $user_contactmethods ;
add_filter( 'user_contactmethods', 'ns_user_contactmethods' );

As you can see, each new contact method just needs a name and a label.


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