Creating a form for editing WP profiles, chosen by a dropdown list

By: Mike MacDonald | Asked: 04/29/2023
ForumsCategory: How-toCreating a form for editing WP profiles, chosen by a dropdown list
Mike MacDonald asked 12 months ago
Need to create a form that does the following:
  • Can pick a list of users from a selected user role and edit profile fields 
  • Profile fields can be either from user or user meta tables 
Can anyone help? or point us in the right direction? Thanks 
2 Answers
Victor Font answered 12 months ago
Picking a list via user role is custom work, but is possible using custom SQL and Formidable hooks to populate your search record. Everything else is done with the User Registration Add-on.
Mike MacDonald answered 12 months ago
Appreciate the answer Victor -  Thanks very much Could you please comment on this code? add_filter('frm_setup_new_fields_vars', 'populate_dropdown_with_users_on_form_load', 10, 2);
function populate_dropdown_with_users_on_form_load($values, $field) {
    // Check if the field is the dropdown field you want to populate
    if ($field->type == 'select' && $field->id == 'dropdown_field_id') {
        // Get all user IDs and names
        $users = get_users();
        // Prepare choices array
        $choices = array();
        foreach ($users as $user) {
            $choices[$user->ID] = $user->display_name;
        // Modify the field configuration with the updated choices
        $values['field_options']['choices'] = $choices;
    } Is this getting anything like it needs to be? Thanks for any tips or references
Kind regards 
Victor Font replied 12 months ago

I suggest you use the Kint debugger to see the actual values in the $values array and $field object. $field->id == 'dropdown_field_id' will never be true. 'dropdown_field_id', if anything, is a field key. Field ids are always numeric values. You asked about selecting users by user role. This snippet doesn't address the role.

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