• 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:
      <?php do_action(‘register_form’); ?>

    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!

  • 2,019 Comments to Cimy User Extra Fields – FAQ and comments

    • How can i change the validation message and how can i add more validation to it, means i need to validate the firstname, i want to search for any numbers included in it how can i do it.

    • Good plugin-in…..when users click the validation link sent to them, they are redirected to the profile page….pls how can change this such so that they are redirected to the home page…

    • I have some odd things happening. All I want is last name, first name and email. For some reason there is an extra last name field and nothing I do will remove it. Also the password field is split between two rows.

    • Is there a way to change the address from which the emails are sent?

      For example to change from wordpress@… to myorganization@…

    • When a new user is registering, how can I make the Display name default to the cimy field NICKNAME without having to go into the user profile and setting it manually?

    • I’ve just started using cuef and it’s a really useful plugin! I noticed that some of the error messages are not translated correctly into English. For example, “First name couldn’t be empty” should be “First name must not be empty” or “Please type your First name”, which isn’t the greatest English either (I would say “enter” rather than “type”), but that’s how WP does it on the Registration screen. If you would like assistance, I would be glad to help out with translating messages. Thanks so much for all your hard work and a great plugin!

    • I am reading through all of these posts but not finding my problem yet.
      I had everything working fine, the registration form is working great, the email comes to me, and an email with attachment goes to the person registered as it is meant to, however, not all of the information the users are entering on the registration form is not coming through, several of the fields are blank :(
      Also is there any way to add the date registered to the user extended?
      Thanks in advance!

      • WordPress and plug-in versions? Are you using plugins that modify the standard WordPress registration? More info needed.
        Regarding the registration date, yes you can have it, you can add a ‘registration-date’ Extra Field (yes I agree, should be part of the hidden WordPress fields instead).

        • Sorry. Most recent version of Worpress, I actually just updated it thinking that may have been the cause, but it made it worse, now I am getting none of the information from the registration forms :(
          Version 2.6.1 of CEUF

          • For “getting none” you mean is not sent via email but saved onto the profile or not even saved?
            Also (2nd time I ask): do you use other plug-ins that are modifying the standard wordpress registration page?

    • it’s not in the email, the email just says new user registered, its not in the profile, its no where.
      No other plug ins for the registration page, it’s just written .php on the application page.

      • Written .php on the application page

        What does this mean? Is it or not the STANDARD WORDPRESS REGISTRATION PAGE? YES/NO QUESTION.
        If it is something else modified by a plug-in or written by someone else other than WordPress devs then IS NOT SUPPORTED.

    • Ciao!
      Prima di tutto grazie per questo plugin! :-)
      Ho un problema con chrome sui campi data. Mi fa vedere due “date picker” e non prende i valori dal calendario.
      Sai darmi qualche dritta su dove intervenire?

        • Purtroppo il tuo primo screenshot non fa vedere tutto quanto, ma non mi sembra il profilo standard di WordPress. Non posso essere piu’ preciso perche’ ti rifiuti di dirmi che cosa usate, se quello e’ il front-end o il back-end e nemmeno mi fai screenshot completi.

          Non sono un veggente purtroppo.

    • Ciao :)
      Dopo aver creato un campo dropdown e aver inserito le etichette, come posso fare – tramite codice – a visualizzare in un form tutte le etichette in menu a discesa con, eventualmente, evidenziata l’etichetta selezionata in precedenza per quel particolare utente?
      Es: ho il campo “genere”: etichette M ed F. In un form voglio far visualizzare sia M che F a discesa, con M selezionato (perché nel profilo utente è impostato M). Grazie

      • $ret = cimy_dropDownOptions($label, $value);
        $label = $ret['label'];
        $html = $ret['html'];
        echo "<select>".$ret['html']."</select>";

        To get the $label and the $value please read the documentation.

    • Hey, Marco. I’m building a plugin to do external authentication for a client who also uses your plugin. Once my plugin authenticates from the external source, a new WordPress user is created from the data pulled from that source. How can I get the first and last names into the user account extended by Cimy User Extra Fields? I’ve tried set_cimyFieldValue, but either that only works for creating new fields, or I’m not using it properly.

    • Hi there, seems a good plugin. But I just couldnt make it work. I downloaded your latest version of Cimy User Extra Fields v2.6.1 and I have a buddypress registration form and I just want to add a REQUIRED avatar upload section thats all. Thats the only reason I downloaded and activated your plugin. But even though I created an extra field at the bottom of your plugin form as avatar, still that avatar upload button hasnt appeared on my form. Nowhere at all. Please help me out, thanx.

    • I have installed the plugin and want to use an extra field to filter data from cfdb how can i get a shortcode to do this.?

    • Hi Marco,

      Thank you for the great plugin.

      My issue is that in the registration form I have unticked ‘Can be empty’ but it still allows registrations without throwing an error that it is a compulsory field. Can you please assist, field is Business Name on the page:


      I have set the Min Length to 1 and max-length to 500.

      Thank you,

    • Ciao Marco, tantissimi complimenti per il tuo plugin.
      Non riesco più a visualizzare i campi file nel form di registrazione. Cosa posso aver combinato?
      Non ho agito sul codice e fino a ieri non succedeva. (non ho cambiato nemmno “Mostra il campo se il ruolo è Anonimo”).


      • SCUSA, ho impostato “Cimy User Extra Fields Options” ai valori di default ed è tornato tutto a posto.
        Ancora grazie e complimenti.

    • hi, Marco.
      big thanks for the plugin.

      i spent last few hours fighting with a bug. apparently WP function get_avatar() didn’t call your filter cimy_uef_avatar_filter(). even though the WP Console I used told me clearly that the filter was successfully associated with it.
      your filter called from the console worked fine but a call to get_avatar() returned ” all the time not even trying to call your filter.

      just as i was about to post the mystery here, i solved it by accident.
      there is a checkbox in WP Settings->Discussion labeled “show avatars”. when it’s not checked get_avatar() skip calling it’s filters and just return ”.

      i hope this will save someone’s time.

      cheers & one more time thanks for the plugin.
      keep it up.

    • Hi Marco,

      I like Your plugin very much, but I have a problem.
      We develop site with profile section split into several forms. I set up avatar and few profile images for users. If I set avatar field value and to be viewed on profile form, then it return error if is not called on every form.
      If I set up to call it on every form (and hide it), then upload_file.js check if image has proper extensions by field ID (which is multiplied on every form), return empty value of the first one, and returns error.
      I can rewrite this script to check form id and fields inside, but I’m not fan of altering plugin code.
      Is there any way to achieve goal?

      Thanks and best regards,

    • hello, Marco.
      big thanks for the plugin!

      Can’t we use this plugin in taxonomy.php?
      i try it. but can’t use.

    • Hi Marco,
      Love the plugin, just one issue I cannot seem to figure out. I have added the password field, however down the bottom of the registration it still says ‘A password will be emailed to you’. How do I remove this?


      • It does get removed in the standard WordPress registration pages, but you are using a custom one and then all CSS are not loaded, as you can see inputs are shorter too.

    • Hello!

      Loving your plugin, especially because you can view all the users with extra fields in dashboard.

      My trouble is that I have to make two fields–one checkbox and one dropdown. The dropdown field has to be disabled until the checkbox field is checked. I know how to do this with onclick and disabled attributes and a small JS script. Any suggestions how to incorporate this with your plugin?

    • Hello! I’ve read the read me and comments but i might just be blind. Is there a way to show a users extra fields on a page? similar to user meta short code plugin.

    • salve signor Cimmino inanzitutto complimenti per il suo plugin.
      Ho un problema in fase di registrazione praticamente quando vado a cliccare su registrati mi da il seguente errore:
      Fatal error: Call to undefined function login_header() in C:\xampp\htdocs\sab\wp-content\plugins\cimy-user-extra-fields\cimy_uef_register.php on line 1302
      ho wordpress 3.8.1
      il plugin e il 2.6.1 e uso theme my login

      • Gentile Raffaele, non ha menzionato che sta usando la conferma della registrazione (cosa che ho dovuto evincere) e non ha nemmeno letto le “KNOWN ISSUES” che affermano:

        - registration confirmation does not work if you use Theme My Login plug-in


    • Nice plugin!
      This is a little mod to hide/show group of fields (h3) on edit-profile page.
      Take a look of the article in my site.

    • Anyway to disable extra feild if page equals something. I have added a checkbox to accept terms etc. And it is set to Should be equal TO:Yes.

      The problem is with woocommerce my-account page. When a user trys to edit a password etc, I get the error saying Should be equal to Yes but this checkbox is not displayed on the woocommerce my-account page.

      Anyone have any ideas of how to solve this?

    • I have installed the plugin and created a field called anino, I then want to compare this to a value in cfdb and display records only where the values match.

      I Have tried this
      [cfdb-table form="2014 Results Entry" show="Firstname,LastName,Race Name,Distance,Time" role="member" permissionmsg="true" filter="ANINO=$cimyFieldValue(ANINO)"]
      where have I gone wrong?

    • Hi,

      I create a date field to let user input their birthday. However, the it just allow user to select from 2004 to 2024 (the range is 10 years).

      I played with the min-date and max-date but no result, just can make it change to 2004 to 2014.

      How to lengthen the year selection to 100 (for example: 1914 to 2014)


    • Hi, I’ve used your plugin to create a new field named ‘ShopName’. I’ve also created a custom login/registration page which makes use of the default WordPress login/registration fields, is there a way in code to reference my new ‘ShopName’ field on the custom registration page?


    • Ciao Marco,
      grazie per lo sviluppo di questo tuo plugin che trovo molto interessante. Ho un problema però: nonostante non selezioni “Può essere vuoto” non fa il controllo su quel campo. Gli unici campi che controlla in fase di registrazione sono quelli di default (username,password e email). Il problema è su diversi type input, sia text che checkbox che radio, ecc.
      Come posso risolvere? Grazie.

    • Hi, i love this plugin. But i have one problem in the Users Extended section. I have a lot of users in my website, almost 500. When all users are shown in one page the results of filtering are ok but when the users are with pagination (40 per page, for example) the filtering doesn’t work!

      Is there any code/patch for this issue? Thank you very much, ;)

    • Can the user input fields be added to any page? I want to be able to add custom fields on multiple pages and then have the values all display on one page (filtered by user, of course). I want that one page to be different than a user profile page.

      • Not sure what you want, but I guess answer is you can do whatever you want, just use the API to pull the data you need, documentation is your friend.

    • Hello,

      it looks like I have some conflict in the plugin, because in the bachend configuration page of the puglin the custome fields appear dubble (2x the same custom field) and on the registration frontend the same (one time in my native language and under it again in english) How can I silve this?


    • I’m making a members only site where my members can get some exclusive resources and what-not. I need to keep our database up to date, which means I need to export/import regularly so the website and our database are synced. So far, it seems like Cimy User Extra Fields and Cimy User Manager will let me do this. Plus, I’m using Jonradio Private Site to make the site to private except for users.

      All said, is there a way to allow my users to search and find one another’s profiles? I used to use BuddyPress for this but it doesn’t seem like Cimy is compatible with BuddyPress that I can see.

      Thanks in advance.

    • I’ve added some fields. When I go in and edit the user profile, if there’s an error in a field, all data is lost and I have to enter it all over. Is there a way to keep the data so the user can just fix the problem and not have to enter every field again?

      Thank you!

    • How can i store field values as user meta?

      i have another plugin (gravity forms) that can pre populate fields with user meta so it would be very usefull.

    • I want to delete few fields from the user profile section. How can I do that? For eg, I dont want about yourself, nickname. how I can do with this plugin?

    • uploaded small pdf files with extra fields created. The registrtion went through fine, but no file, looked in user profile, nothing, looked in ftp folders, nothing. Please assist.

    • I’ve the same issue, none pdf files was uploaded, only image file. If i set new file input as mandatory, with a pdf files it is seen as empty.

    • This plug-in works great. Just two things: How can I fix the spacing, that is, I want the blank fields to go below the labels. Second, when a field is required, how can I add an asterisk instead? Thanks for your help.

    • Mark,

      I seem to get this error when a user tries to change their password:
      Notice: Undefined index: cimy_uef_AVITAR_del in /var/sites/o/oculuscura.co.uk/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cimy-user-extra-fields/cimy_uef_register.php on line 462

      Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /var/sites/o/oculuscura.co.uk/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cimy-user-extra-fields/cimy_uef_register.php:462) in /var/sites/o/oculuscura.co.uk/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 1121

      Any suggestions?

    • I’m trying to display some user info on my author.php page.

      I have this piece of code as per your documentation but it isn’t displaying the information… am I doing something wrong?

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