• Q: When will be supported mandatory accept of terms and conditions field?

    A: Has been always there: is as easy as adding a checkbox and setting “equal to” rule to YES.

    Q: What the Database options do exactly?

    A: Basically you can:
    – empty or drop extra fields or extra fields data (inserted by users)
    – reset or drop plug-in’s options

    Q: Yes but will this affect other data? It says “WordPress Fields table”, this is scary.

    A: No, it will affect _only_ the data produced by the plug-in. Really.
    Also keep in mind that if you do NOT have to restore default values or uninstall the plug-in, then you do not need to touch them.

    Q: Cimy User Extra Fields is not compatible with “Themed Login”, how can I do?

    A: The reality is this plug-in IS compatible with WordPress 2.1 or greater and “Themed Login” NOT, so it’s NOT a Cimy User Extra Field’s bug! However I have tried with a little success a workaround to make it works, but first please understand that this is totally untested and unsupported hack, if you want a better one ask the author of that plug-in to support new WordPress!
    If you still want *my* personal and unsupported hack edit the plug-in “Themed Login” and do these 3 modifications:

    1. at line 773, after “global $wpdb, $wp_query;” add this:
      global $errors;
    2. at line 811, before “if ( 0 == count($errors) ) {” add this:
    3. at line 871, before “A password will be emailed to you.” add this:

    Q1: I got “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted […]”, why?
    Q2: I got blank pages after activating this plug-in, why?

    A1: Because your memory limit is too low, to fix it edit your php.ini and search memory_limit key and put at least to 12M
    A2: If you do not have access to your php.ini you can try this workaround (might not work)

    Q: Your plug-in is great, but when you will add support to add more than one choice in radio and dropdown fields?

    A: This feature is here since ages, for radio field just use the same name, for dropdown field read instructions in the add field area (in the plug-in).

    Q: Uploaded images are not resized, why?

    A: You should add php-gd module (under Ubuntu install php5-gd package).

    Q: Why big files are not being uploaded?

    A: Please check this website, tells you how to change your PHP configurations to fix this issue: http://www.radinks.com/upload/config.php

    Q: Why admin user cannot see all fields even if I set to do it?

    A: Probably you installed the first time WordPress on PHP4 and you experienced this bug: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/8317
    To fix the problem you need to create another administrator user and change admin user to another role and then back to administrator.

    Q1: I’m using your plug-in on WordPress MultiSite per-blog installation and when I register one user all Extra Fields are ignored, why?
    Q2: I get this error: ‘Fatal error: Call to undefined function cimy_uef_mu_blog_exists()’, why?

    A: Because you missed to move cimy_uef_mu_activation.php file please check carefully the installation steps.

    Q: I’m using your plug-in on WordPress MultiSite per-blog installation, I’m registering users on one blog but they appear on the main blog too, why?

    A: Because WordPress MS is designed like that and I can’t do anything about, however all extra fields and relative data are saved per-blog.
    Since I had already a long discussion with an user that didn’t believe this, don’t bother me to insist on this topic until you prove I’m wrong.

    Q: I’m trying to use a regular expression in the rules, but the check does not work as expected, why?

    A: Usually means your regex is wrong, please study how to properly build it: http://php.net/manual/en/function.preg-match.php

    Q1: I do not see Extra Fields under the page user-new.php can you add there too?

    Q2: How can I import new users with Extra Fields data into?

    A: Unluckily due to a WordPress limitation I can’t add Extra Fields into user-new.php but you can quickly add all the users you want using my plugin: Cimy User Managerhttp://www.marcocimmino.net/cimy-wordpress-plugins/cimy-user-manager/

    Q: I cannot edit neither delete some Extra Fields, usually after the 10th one, why?

    A: Your PHP server is probably limiting number of $_POST elements, Suhosin for example does it. Please allow at least 500 or more vars.

    Q: I am trying to change the fields’ order, but whatever I try it doesn’t work, why?

    A: First of all you need to select at least 2 fields if you want to change the order.
    Secondly if you change for example field n.1 to position n.3 be sure that field n.3 goes into another position and finally that a field goes into position n.1
    In short: every field should have a new position or at least the same one, but no positions can be skipped or be present multiple times.

    Q: When feature XYZ will be added?

    A: I don’t know, remember that this is a 100% free project so answer is “When I have time and/or when someone help me with a donation”.

    Q: Can I help with a donation?

    A: Sure, visit the donation page or contact me via e-mail.

    Q: Can I hack this plug-in and hope to see my code in the next release?

    A: For sure, this is just happened and can happen again if you write useful new features and good code. Try to see how I maintain the code and try to do the same (or even better of course), I have rules on how I write it, don’t want “spaghetti code”, I’m Italian and I want spaghetti only on my plate.
    There is no guarantee that your patch will hit an official upcoming release of the plug-in, but feel free to do a fork of this project and distribute it, this is GPL!

    Q1: I have found a bug what can I do?
    Q2: Something does not work as expected, why?

    A: The first thing is to download the latest version of the plug-in and see if you still have the same issue.
    If yes please write me an email or write a comment but give as more details as you can, like:

    • Plug-in version
    • WordPress version
    • MYSQL version
    • PHP version
    • exact error that is returned (if any)

    after describe what you did, what you expected and what instead the plug-in did :)
    Then the MOST important thing is: DO NOT DISAPPEAR!
    A lot of times I cannot reproduce the problem and I need more details, so if you don’t check my answer then 80% of the times bug (if any) will NOT BE FIXED!

  • 2,131 Comments to Cimy User Extra Fields – FAQ and comments

    • Dear Marco,

      I’m trying to use your plugin with a different approach but I think that it’s doesn’t work. Let me explain the scenario:

      The plugin is working very well (thanks for that!). I’ve made some changes for the registration form (wp-login.php?action=register) and the fields are there.
      But for a special need, I bring the registration form for the front-end using a shortcode in a page, calling the wp_login_form() function and here, the problem happens.

      When I call this function, I just see the original WordPress fields but if I use the registration area (wp-login.php) all fields are showed (including the “new” fields from Cimy).

      Do you have any idea about it and/or any clue about how can I put the original fields and the Cimy fields in a page for a user register?

      Thanks for your support!

      WordPress version: 4.9.1
      PHP version 5.4.24
      MySQL version 5.0.10
      Apache version 2.2.26
      Environment: iMac Mavericks

    • rich-text not rich anymore in frontend view

      This Plugin really helps me out and i manage to get all data out that i need, but i can not find a way to display paragraphs from a rich-text-area. actually, an image that i inserted through the wysiwyg was showing, but not s or s. i tried output via sanituze, but then also the image disappeared. so i’m back to $langtext = get_cimyFieldValue($user_ID, ‘LANGTEXT’) ;

      in the backend, all formatting is visible, but i can not manage to display formatting in the frontend.

      i also have been checking wordpress filters, but also this ( http://wordpress.org/support/topic/trying-to-modifyallow-html-in-profile-description ) did not change anything. (not even in the wp-bio-field)

      PLEASE help me to display the RICH data, that is obviously stored.
      maybe i just did not get how to use the $my_tags for p an br correctly, my php-knowledge is not so deep …

      i would be really grateful for a pointer in the right direction.

      thank you very much!

    • usually i first check if i can use something and only if it is useful to me i am going to make a donation. kindness could also be a factor ;)

      but following the details in the documentation more thoroughly solved my problem. sorry 4 bothering & thanks for great plugin.

    • Love your plugin! One question – I have the the option to let users create their own password but on the registration form it stills say at the bottom a password will be emailed to you. How can I remove this message? Thanks!

      • Unluckily that is NOT the ‘standard registration’ at all, my plugin fails to detect is a registration page and does not apply its css, you can see that also text fields are not filling up the horizontal space correctly.
        You are using a plugin that modifies the url of the registration page, that is interfering with mine and preventing the correct recognition.

    • I have created registration form using cimy user extra field and under settings checked Email confirmation checkbox(Activation Link Mail) and also added WordPress Social Login Plugin for Login using social media. Now if any user try to login using Facebook then they have to activate activation link and I want to remove that if any user try to login using social media plugin then they should not required click that activation link and directly redirect to profile page.

    • Your plugin seems to do everything I want. I have also enabled Securimage Captcha. It works fine in Chrome, but in Firefox & IE the Register button doesn’t display. I tried turning off the captcha, but it still doesn’t display.

    • Hi, I have a big problem : I installed this plugin for multisite as described in wordpress extension page, but there’s no fields shown on wp-login.php?action=register . Moreover, no cimy script is loaded. Anyone has a solution to force cimy script to load? Thanks!

    • Hi, thank you for your great plugin. I cant set the min and max date thing. As a result a birthdate field always shows 2014 as default year.

        • Ciao, mi pare di capire che tu sia Italiano pertanto, se ti va, parliamo la nostra lingua :)
          Il campo “valore” è vuoto, ho spuntato solo “Mostra il campo nella registrazione” – “Mostra il campo nel profilo dell’utente” – “Mostra il campo nella sezione Utenti estesa”.
          Se provo a modificare Data min, Data esatta o Data max il datepicker mi sposta sempre avanti nel futuro oppure mi propone la data odierna.
          La mia necessità sarebbe quella di poter scegliere tra un range 1930:2000
          Grazie mille ancora per il tuo plug in davvero utile

    • In the confirmation email.
      It links to login.php.
      I would like to chage that to the main website instead.
      How can I do this.
      I delete a line in cimy_uef_email_handler.php the:

      $welcome_email = str_replace(“LOGINLINK”, wp_login_url(), $welcome_email);

      And in the mail is sais NOW loginlink. And no Link to the login.php and thats good.
      But how to delete the Text loginlink or maye a link to the main website?


    • Hey Marco,
      Your plugin is awesome! Is there a way to make the first name and last name fields mandatory, just like the email address and password fields? Tried to add a filter ‘registration_errors’ but it didn’t work. Can you point me in the right direction?

    • Hi Marco, sorry to bother you again. Is there a way to automaticly calculate a numeric “AGE” field based on birthdate datepicker input?
      Thanks in advance!!!

    • Thanks, yes, tried that before, it doesn’t work. If I uncheck these, it will still accept empty fields for first name and last name. It may be an incompatibility issue with woocommerce… Do you by chance have any idea for a workaround for this? Thank you

    • Ho inserito tutti i campi che mi servivano compreso il Captcha, ma senza inserire alcun dato e il captcha se clicco su registrati mi rimanda alla pagina di login come se avesse effettuato la registrazione. Io ho disattivato la casella “Può essere vuoto” ma non mi rende la compilazione dei campi obbligatoria e tantomeno il captcha. Come posso fare?

      Grazie in anticipo.

        • Sto utilizzando wordpress 3.9.2 e ho installato UAM, theme my login, New User Approve e Peter’s Login Redirect sul tema Elision tutto pechè volevo creare un area riservata dove potevano accderbi sologli utenti registrati per scaricare dei file.
          Grazie per la disponibilità.

    • CIao Marco,
      ho provato ad usare il commando set_cimyvalue, ma tu correttamente scrivi che per funzionare un utente deve essere loggato. Non c’è modo di saltare questo problema? Io contestualmente alla creazione dell’utente da parte di WP e dell’invio della email personalizzata genero anche un codice alfanumerico da inserire nella email che vorrei appendere anche in un campo extrafield, ma come scrivevo non me lo fa fare perché l’utente deve essere loggato per utilizzare nel codice il comando set. Hai soluzioni o eventuali tricks? grazie mille

    • I have installed this plugin in 2 different WP sites and in both sites when I add an extra field, the field doesn’t show up on registration form. I have followed the video tutorial and checked the same boxes, especially “show the filed on registration”. I have left the other fields above the extra field as default.

      Is there something I am missing?

    • Hi Marco. Is there a way to search and display search results in users extended using extra fields? e.g. I want to search only male users or only those who have children or eventually cross matching search.
      I’m stuck in this issue. My installation do not filter users from users extended header columns.
      Thank you

      Wp 4.0
      Cimy UEF 2.6.3

          • I tried to deactivate all other plugins thinking it was a compatibility issue. Unluckily this did not help me. Should i try to uninstal and then reinstall Cimy UEF 2.6.3?
            Strangely enough before last update i was able to search and filter in the Users Extended section.
            thank you

      • I found the solution to this issue.
        It seems that if you have a lot of users registered you have to show them all in the User Extended page changing default value 20 to 200 or more for example.
        This way i’m able to perform any kind of search/filter
        Hope this can help!
        Thank you

    • Hi
      I created 3 extra fields and they are shown and editable in the users page. However, my wordpress theme has customised user pages.
      I added the code get_cimyFieldValue($uid, $field’); and the fields show in the theme user pages.
      However, I can not update or set new values.
      Any help?

    • There is a way to make an extra field to be UNIQUE in database? I don’t want to accept duplicated registration and the only way to do it is blocking one specific extra field to be unique.

        • your plugin is a life saver,but i have read the documentations many times, but could not see how to get users uploaded avatar link
          that is on the registration, i added an avatar link, but what link do i use to output the avatar

    • Hi Cimy Team,
      Your plugin Cimy User Extra Field is the best plugin! and work prefectly.
      I follow this topic:
      I have a formidablepro plugin and your plugin Cimy User Extra Field.

      and i put this code in my template function.php

      add_shortcode(‘cimy_field_value’, ‘add_cimy_field_value_shortcode’);
      function add_cimy_field_value_shortcode($args){
      extract(shortcode_atts(array(‘user_id’ => false, ‘field_name’ => false), $atts));
      if(!$field_name) return;
      global $user_ID;
      $user_id = $user_ID;
      $value = get_cimyFieldValue($user_id, $field_name);
      return cimy_uef_sanitize_content($value);

      But dont work.

      Only a need put something like a [cimy_field_value field_name=’CIMY_VALUE_GOES_HERE’] into my form with formidablepro.

      i see the date of the last post into the topic “December 12, 2012 at 12:54 am” its very old.

      Can you help me please?

    • ciao Marco,
      I’d like to contribute to your code:
      I have mu-wp environment, where each blog has a different language.
      My wp-signup.php is already language (blog) dependent, so I changed a little your plugin in order to translate also the labels of the fields.

      let me know it it can be useful

    • It appears that the dimensions or file size of uploaded images are not being altered during the upload process. I assume that is by design. Is there a way to reduced the size of the images being displayed in the user data view?

      Is there a field type that would be better suited for a telephone number than “text”.


    • I got a little display problem : As I register a zero within a field ( text type ), it work, but as I display my profile, the zero is not displayed.

      Could this be corrected ?

      Thank you for this amazing plugin.

      • You states “it work”, but then is “not displayed”, these two sentences clash. Can you please tell me which steps are involved to reproduce the bug, which version of WordPress you are using and other plug-ins that are changing the look and feel of the registration/profile are involved?

    • Is it possible to hide some of the default fields from the user’s profile page?

      I’m creating a cut-down version which will only have the required fields for what users need, and things like the bio are not going to be used, so I want to remove them to show only those required fields.

      Also, is it possible to move some fields down to the ‘Extra Fields’section. Such as First & Last Name.


    • Hi
      I created 3 extra fields and they are shown and editable in the users page. However, my wordpress theme has frontend profile pages that I need each user to read and update his extra fields.
      Any idea how to do that?

    • Ciao Marco,

      volevo chiederti se c’è un’opzione in CimyUEF per farsi inviare una email ogni volta che un utente si registra e, nel caso, se fosse possibile stilare la mail con i campi di Cimy UEF.

      Certo di un tuo *conterraneo* aiuto, ti saluto cordialmente.

      Damiano :)

    • Is it possible that all fields of Cimy User extra fields value send to the admin email by theme my login plugin mail while new user registration?

    • Hi Marco, this is a very cool plugin for me. Today I’m trying to use a regexp in the Username field but I have no success :/

      I think the CimyUEF rules doesn’t apply for these field but it’s a supposition only. Can you guide me about it?

      • Yes, you probably have to uncheck Username from the options+save+check it again+save, then you can use “Should be equal To” regex and check is a regex too.
        Does it make sense?

        • Yes that make sense! I found a solution adding a filter in my theme:

          function myplugin_check_fields($errors, $sanitized_user_login, $user_email) {
          if ( ! preg_match(‘/^[1-9]{1}[0-9]{8}$/’, $_POST[ ‘user_login’ ] ) ) {
          $errors->add( ‘zipcode_error’, __( ‘ERROR: Cédula inválida.’, ‘my_textdomain’ ) );
          return $errors;
          add_filter( ‘registration_errors’, ‘myplugin_check_fields’, 10, 3 );

          But thanks for your help :)

    • Hi Marco!
      Why after adding 30th custom picture field in edit user profile, upload in server and save to database “wp_cimy_uef_data” only 20th? Where can I increase this limit? I want upload 30 photos but it is precisely this limit to 20th.

    • Ciao Marco, stavo testando il tuo plugin “Cimy User Extra Fields” da alcuni giorni. Ottimo plugin!
      Ho l’esigenza di far scrivere il codice fiscale a chi si registra.
      Vorrei fare un controllo di validazione sul CF, quindi non solo formale con un’espressione regolare come già possibile nel tuo plugin.
      Ho provato ad intercettare il campo della form con “add_filter(‘registration_errors’, ‘my_function’, 10, 3)” scrivendo il tutto nel file functions.php del mio tema ma non funziona. Anche impostando priorità 1.
      Puoi darmi un suggerimento su come fare?

      Domanda n2, il tuo plugin permette di far vedere un campo extra solo a condizione che un’altro campo extra sia stato selezionato?
      Es. “Sei abbonato? SI NO” Se clicca su SI compare form “Inserisci codice fiscale”.

      Sarò lieto di farti una donazione!

      Buona giornata

    • Hello, i wonder if it is possible to sort the users first and last name alphabetically, under Users Extended screen? Currently it only allows me to do it by the username. Thanks in advance!

    • I can not manage to use the plugin.
      I do not see any of the fields I created, I created user and tried to add the fields but nothing is happen, I do not need registering, I will add the user myself

      Plug-in version 2.6.4
      WordPress version 4.0.1
      MYSQL version 5.0.85
      PHP version 5.3.0

    • I’ve created extra field with Cimy User Extra Fields and now i want to show them on a users page. So everybody can see the information about the user.
      I can’t find a way to show their profile pic. It’s an extra avatar field.

      Do you know a way for showing the profile pic?

    • Hi!

      When i add field type “picture” with value “User has ‘view_cimy_extra_fields’ capability” and uncheck field “Show the field in the registration” that field still show in registration page. Where i can edit this?


    • Hi There. Great plugin!!! Thanks. Just one thing, is it possible for users who were already registered when I installed plugin, to fill in the extra fields I have created? or will I need to ask them for those details and enter manually. Thanks again.

    • This plugin is great but I have a question concerning required fields. The client had me add some radio buttons. I then show other fields based on the radio button selection. Some of the hidden fields need to be required. The problem I have is when the form processes it processes all of the fields. Is there a way to make some of the fields required based on the radio buttons. I could do this with php code, but I don’t want to modify the plugin in case it is upgraded.

      Do you know of another way to do this?

    • Hi, Is it possible to add an extra field to comment area? I added an extra field “location” and I would like to add:
      “username” for “location” said:

    • Hi Guys
      I used CIMY user extra fields and CIMY user Manager on an old theme.
      it worked great

      I switched to a new theme “twentyTen”
      and cool user list /report does not run.

      Any suggestions
      Thaks Derek

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