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  • Resolved sasori390


    My user profile edit page has many unwanted meta information which was automatically imported when I tried to import some users via CSV.
    Now I don’t want these meta information for all the users. How can I remove them completely?


    Thank you in advance.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    That’s not a normal part of WordPress, so I suspect a plugin is adding it.

    Try deactivating all plugins, and if the section goes away, re-activate each one until you find the cause.

    Having identified the source of the extra fields, then disabling that plugin will remove them from your screen, BUT is likely to leave the info in the database. It is your choice if you leave it there.
    Maybe the plugin docs will have some uninstall details, otherwise you will have to do this yourself:
    – FIRST backup your database.
    – Find where these fields of data are being stored, then (probably in phpmyadmin), delete these fields using SQL statements, be careful.

    Thread Starter sasori390


    Thank you both for your comments.
    Yes it was indeed the plugin.
    I turned off the plugin that imports CSV then the fields are gone.
    And I wouldn’t mess around with the database.

    Thanks again.

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