WordPress – How to add/remove user details

If you need to add extra fields to the WordPress user details page you can.

Here is a simple function that can be added to functions.php to add a telephone number, Skype username, Twitter username and Facebook name to your user details page.

It also lets you remove any details from there also. In the example I have chosen to remove Yahoo IM, Yabber and AIM options.

Once that is added these extra details should appear in your contact details section when you edit a user.


Now to use that information on the front end of the site you can simply call WordPress’ get_user_meta() function to display the value added.

So something like: