How to add extra author profile fields in WordPress

Extra author profile fields helps to add more information about authors in WordPress . Learn how to add author profile fields in WordPress. This article shows you how to add an additional author profile field in WordPress  using PHP code.

Adding author profile fields  in WordPress 

Always perform a backup before you make any changes to the theme files. If you break any codes, it will be easier for you to revert your site to its last good known state. Alternatively, you could also create a child theme. Read this link on how to create a child theme: https://www.a2hosting.com/blog/wordpress-child-theme/  

Follow the steps below to edit your Theme setting file to a add custom fields for author profiles in WordPress:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Theme Editor:

  3. On the Theme Editor , select the Theme you want to edit from the dropdown:

  4. The files for this selected theme is listed on the right column under Theme Files. Click on the file named “functions.php”:

  5. Insert the following code to the end of functions.php file.

    function wp_add_twitter_field( $contactmethods ) {
    
    // Add Twitter
    
    $contactmethods['twitter'] = 'Twitter';
    
    
    return $contactmethods;
    
    }
    
    add_filter('user_contactmethods','wp_add_twitter_field',10,1);
    
    
  6. The delete and spam link is added to the comments section.
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