Each BuddyPress User has the ability to manage their own User Profile (and adjust what is displayed). As an Admin you will control what is required and what may be shown. This is a feature of BuddyPress that’s built right in. This post will help you understand how to use and manage the BuddyPress Extended Profiles.
BuddyPress Extended Profiles
In order for the extended profiles to be operational you’ll need to:
Login > Settings > BuddyPress > Components > Ensure Extended Profiles is selected and saved.
Creating Profile Groups & Fields
This is where we begin the process of creating Groups and Profile Fields. You’ll be able to create multiple Groups.
Users > Profile Fields > Add New Field Group
Give your Group a name & Description (displayed on Front End and in Dashboard).
After you’ve created the Group you’ll now be ready to add Fields to the Group.
As shown below, you’ll need to create:
- Field Name
- Description (if you want)
- If the Field is required or not
- Default Visibility
- Per Member Visibility (let the Member control if it’s visible or not)
- Field Type
Here are the Field Type Options:
Here’s an example of what it looks like on the front end:
Here’s an example of what the Member sees when attempting to edit their Profile on the front end.
Let us know (in the comments) if you have any questions!