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  • Resolved dwlorimer


    I could not find this change in the changelog.

    In version 1.3.78, um-filters-account.php had this code:

    	add_filter('um_account_secure_fields','um_account_secure_fields', 10, 2);
    	function um_account_secure_fields( $fields, $tab_key ){
    		$_SESSION['um_account_fields'][ $tab_key ] = $fields; 
    		update_user_meta( um_user('ID'), 'um_account_secure_fields', $_SESSION['um_account_fields'] );
    		return $fields;

    Somewhere along the line to version 1.3.88, this code was completely changed.

    I was using this code example to add Advanced Custom Fields to my Ultimate Member Profile tab:

    It relied on the code mentioned above, that has since been changed. Thus, the field still displays but does not save, because update_user_meta is no longer called on $_SESSION[‘um_account_fields’]. What behavior replaced this function?

    I know that you do not provide support for custom code, which is ok. But I would like to be informed of how the plugin now handles saving fields, as it is a significant change to the plugin, and I could not find it addressed in the changelog. If it is in the changelog, please direct me to the location.

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  • Thread Starter dwlorimer


    I was able to find and solve this change.

    Please see my comments at this link:

    It appears that UM changed the um_account_secure_fields from wanting the name of the tab, to wanting the id of the user (but the code comments still say $tab_key).

    The change appears to be this:

    global $ultimatemember;
    $id = um_user('ID');

    $fields = apply_filters( 'um_account_secure_fields', $fields, $id );

    Instead of the old:
    apply_filters('um_account_secure_fields', $fields, 'general' );

    Hi dwlorimer,

    thanks for the code – I found it via GitHub and used it to extended the account tabs “general” and “privacy” with custom fields (“general” by a textbox field, “privacy” by a checkbox field).

    So maybe you can help me with my little problem:

    Since several days I can’t save the changes of the checkbox field anymore, the textbox is still doing fine.

    I already tried a conflict test with no results.

    Here’s my code:

    add_action('um_after_account_privacy', 'showExtraFields', 100);
    function showExtraFields()
      global $ultimatemember;
      $id = um_user('ID');
      $output = '';
      $names = [ 'terms' ];
      $fields = [];
      foreach( $names as $name )
        $fields[ $name ] = $ultimatemember->builtin->get_specific_field( $name );
      $fields = apply_filters( 'um_account_secure_fields', $fields, $id );
      foreach( $fields as $key => $data )
        $output .= $ultimatemember->fields->edit_field( $key, $data );
      echo $output;

    I’m still using UM 1.3.88 free version with WP 4.9.

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by coxinha.
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