Is ACF what I need? I have been looking around for parts of a solution for my roll-out.
Basically, I want to show, on the User Edit back-end page, field inputs/textareas to display and update custom user profile info held in wp_usermeta. Or, broadly, I’m looking for a nice way to manage user custom fields on the backend…
I have many, many authors, all of whom have user profile fields stored in the standard wp_users table but also in some 96 custom meta fields in wp_usermeta.
All the author profile info got in via import. So far, my WordPress back-end has no means to show or update them, it only has the defaults.
Now I want to enable showing and updating of these author fields on the Edit User back-end page. I have been manually adding HTML for the extra fields (inputs and textareas), as well as the actions to functions.php. But, frankly, doing this for 96 fields is giving me a headache.
So I’m looking for an easy way to show boxes for custom usermeta fields, and only info stored in the native wp_usermeta table (not in some unique tables, like some user profiles plugins like to do).
Is ACF it?
I have known about this plugin for a long time, never really used it.
It looks focused on adding fields to content types, not users.
2022 was a big year for Advanced Custom Fields, with more capabilities, a new generation of ACF Blocks, a refreshed UI, and a new home. Our year in review post looks at advancements we’ve made and offers a glimpse of the future. https://t.co/HahJUCcyH4