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Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type

Version Tested: V 2.6.3

BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type is a BuddyPress plugin that adds a variety of field types to the BuddyPress Extended Profile. The complete list of additional field types is below:


  • Birthdate.
  • Email.
  • Web.
  • Date-picker.
  • Custom post type selector.
  • Custom post type multi-selector.
  • Checkbox acceptance.
  • Image.
  • File.
  • Colour-picker.
  • Decimal number.
  • Number within min/max values.
  • Custom taxonomy selector.
  • Custom taxonomy multi-selector.
  • Range input (slider)

Like most Xprofile plugins there is no configuration to be done after you have installed and activated the plugin. Once active adding or editing a Profile Fields in Dashboard>>Users>>Profile Fields reveals the following list of added field types:


From here your desired field type can be selected. There a wide range of types that are added by this plugin, many are use specific but interesting ones added include the Image, email and colour-picker.

This plugin is simple and delivers a significant enhancement to the extended profile fields available from default BuddyPress. 10 out of 10!

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Other Peoples Reviews



    • Mark on March 13, 2017 at 1:31 am


    I must say your blog has provided me with some great solutions. Thank you.
    Have you in these couple of years found a solution how to push xProfile data to user meta?

      • Venutius on March 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm
      • Author


      Hi there!

      Alas, not so far.

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