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Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type

Plugin Review – BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Types

Note: This plugin has now been forked by BuddyDev, the above link will take you to the repacement plugin.

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!

My Star Rating

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.

    • Chanel on April 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm


    I have had this plugin installed on my site for a few months and I just got a notification:
    “The Plugin “BuddyPress Xprofile Custom Fields Type” has been removed from”

    Any suggestions for alternative plugins that have similar functionality?

    • Venutius on April 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    • Author


    This is a bit of an issue for sure, the issue is that if you have used any of these fields and the plugin stops working you will lose access to that data. Ideally this should have transferred to another curator rather than being closed. I’m debating what to do with this page, I may just remove it since the plugin’s no longer available. In the short-term, the plugin still works, so you can keep on using it for now but be prepared for the possibility of it failing at some point in the future.

    • cema on May 19, 2018 at 11:47 pm


    don’t work with buddypress 3

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