I want to use the power of UM custom fields to centralize the management of some settings on the UM profile, instead of the WP profile.
For example: I have a website where the Asgaros forum is installed.
Asgaros install 1 isolated setting
asgarosforum_mention_notifyin user’s WP profile.
I don’t want users going to their WP profile just for that. I want to give them access to this setting in their UM profile.
– I’ve created a checkbox custom field in the UM profile
– I’ve used the “um_user_after_updating_profile” hook to check what was the value set for the field after updating the UM profile and update accordingly the WP profile; align the 2 settings
But… I now need to do the same thing BEFORE viewing or opening the UM profile: make sure I align the UM profile on the WP profile in case the setting has been changed on the WP profile.
So what I need is to find:
1/ the right hook to use to run my code before the UM user profile is viewed or edited. It should be one run at the very beginning when the code to build the UM user profile page (either in view or edit mode) starts, to still be able to update one custom field value.
2/ the proper way to update a UM custom field value
For this 2nd issue, I’ve found this…
…but so far it’s not working and it’s still not 100% clear to me.
@wptechnology, I reply to your topic in mine as yours is closed.
global $ultimatemember; $user_id = um_user('ID'); um_fetch_user($user_id); $toupdate = array('name_of_field' => 'its_value'); UM()->user()->update_profile($toupdate); update_user_meta($user_id, 'name_of_field','its_value');
In my context, 1 checkbox (value = ‘enable’) to update before the profile is viewed or created, I think it would become this (in functions.php – and I will already have the $user_id via the hook)…
um_fetch_user($user_id); $toUpdate = array('profile_notif_new_mention' => 'enable'); UM()->user()->update_profile($toUpdate); update_user_meta($user_id, 'profile_notif_new_post', 'enable');
But I have several questions:
1/ Is global $ultimatemember; still required in my case?
2/ What’s the differences in between the
update_user_meta()updates? What does
3/ How do we update checkboxes via
UM()->user()->update_profile()? Do we really set the value in plain text or via an array like this
array (0 => 'value')?
4/ Same question for update_user_meta(). How do we update checkboxes to respect the UM format? Plain text or by an array like
array (0 => 'value')? And do we have to use the
after the meta_key, like
I ask you those questions as something must be wrong. I have no error but it’s not working, the checkbox is not ticked in the user’s profile.
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