UM Relational Fields


Ultimate Member helps you build a community. A community is all about being linked. This plugin allows you to link users to other users, as well as post types and taxonomies. Now you can create a true, linked community!

See this video for a demonstration/tutorial of the plugin.

More extensions

Extend your Ultimate Member site even more with the following plugins:


  • Adding a new relationship.
  • The form edit view.
  • The result.


Nothing new here. You know the drill.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Where do I add relationships?

In WP Admin, go to Ultimate Member -> Settings -> Field Relationships

In what order should I create a new relationship?

First, create a new dropdown or multiselect field in the UM Form Builder. Note the field meta key.

Then, create a new relationship, using the meta key of the field you just created.

What should I enter in the options area when I create a new field?

Anything. UM won’t allow you to create a new dropdown or multiselect field if you leave the options area empty, so just put in any value. This plugin wil override whatever you input there.

How do I add a new Post Type or Taxonomy?

If you’re new to this, use something like the Custom Post Type UI plugin to create new post types and taxonomies.



Does what is says on the box! I needed to link a custom user taxonomy to a custom user profile, followed the instructions and it just worked. Now if Ultimate Member could just make a hierarchical checkbox input field to handle hierarchical taxonomies, it would be even better.

Top Notch

A great addition to the Ultimate Member family of plugins. Would love to see the ability to select relational fields by post ID number versus title but have them appear to the viewer with title, especially in cases where there are a lot of values to choose in dropdown menus.

An Additional MUST HAVE!

This plugin installs easy, is easy to setup any kind of relationship(s), we are implementing it for Friends, Staff, Associates, etc. Brilliant addition, thanks guys!

Super useful!

I was looking for something just like this for my members’s profile.
It even works in my multilanguage website using polylang!
Thank you for making this possible, awesome plugin!


Such a life saver. I absolutely ADORE ultimate member, but this was something fundamental missing UNTIL NOW!

This exists!! Thank you, kind sir, for it.

I will update this initial review when I test this further in my usage scenario. I am beyond pleased to have found this. I’m sure there are at least some others who were on their way to attempting a custom coding solution to achieve something similar.

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Contributors & Developers

“UM Relational Fields” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Add filters to override item values


  • Add support for directory search
  • Sorts options by default


  • Add support for specific combination of user roles.


  • Initial release.