do_action( ‘edit_user_profile’, WP_User $profile_user )

Fires after the ‘About the User’ settings table on the ‘Edit User’ screen.


The current WP_User object.

More Information

This action hook is typically used to output new fields or data to the bottom of WordPress’s user profile pages.

This hook only triggers when a user is viewing another users profile page (not their own). If you want to apply your hook to ALL profile pages (including the current user) then you also need to use the show_user_profile hook.


do_action( 'edit_user_profile', $profile_user );



User Contributed Notes

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    This action can be used to add a form to the backend user editing screen and save some additional user meta data.

    For example to add a field for the users birthday:

    function userMetaBirthdayForm(WP_User $user) {
    	<table class="form-table">
    			<th><label for="user_birthday">Birthday</label></th>
    					value="<?php echo esc_attr(get_user_meta($user->ID, 'birthday', true)); ?>"
    				<span class="description">Some description to the input</span>
    add_action('show_user_profile', 'userMetaBirthdayForm'); // editing your own profile
    add_action('edit_user_profile', 'userMetaBirthdayForm'); // editing another user
    add_action('user_new_form', 'userMetaBirthdayForm'); // creating a new user
    function userMetaBirthdaySave($userId) {
    	if (!current_user_can('edit_user', $userId)) {
    	update_user_meta($userId, 'birthday', $_REQUEST['user_birthday']);
    add_action('personal_options_update', 'userMetaBirthdaySave');
    add_action('edit_user_profile_update', 'userMetaBirthdaySave');
    add_action('user_register', 'userMetaBirthdaySave');
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    Example migrated from Codex:

     * Show custom user profile fields
     * @param  object $profileuser A WP_User object
     * @return void
    function custom_user_profile_fields( $profileuser ) {
    	<table class="form-table">
    				<label for="user_location"><?php esc_html_e( 'Location' ); ?></label>
    				<input type="text" name="user_location" id="user_location" value="<?php echo esc_attr( get_the_author_meta( 'user_location', $profileuser->ID ) ); ?>" class="regular-text" />
    				<br><span class="description"><?php esc_html_e( 'Your location.', 'text-domain' ); ?></span>
    add_action( 'show_user_profile', 'custom_user_profile_fields', 10, 1 );
    add_action( 'edit_user_profile', 'custom_user_profile_fields', 10, 1 );

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