Profile fields are a way to store information about users. They can be used as triggers for dynamic user groups, shortcodes for personalization, and ways to filter users and content. When adding a profile field, you can choose from several types of input fields:
- Input field
An input field is used for open questions which must be answered with short answers (up to a short sentence).
- Text field
A text field is used for open questions where members are expected to answer with a couple of sentences.
- Dropdown list
A dropdown list is used when members need to choose from several options predefined options (usually 5 or more).
- Radio button
A radio button can be used when you want members to provide information by choosing one of several predefined options.
A checkbox can be used when you want members to provide information by selecting one or more of a predefined set of options.
- Descriptive text
Use descriptive text when you want to give members extra information about any of their profile fields.
- Profile field
A date profile field can be used for questions where members are expected to answer with a date (birthday, anniversary, graduation etc.). Members can select a date with an easy date-picker.
You can create new profile fields by following the steps below:
- Go to Configure at the top menu in Admin.
- Underneath Users, choose Profile Fields and click Add New profile Field.
- You can also Edit existing profile fields.
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Also see this article about the user profile page.