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How to remove Occupation & Interest META data?

  • On the registeration page, it asks the user to enter in Occupation and Interest.

    I want to completely remove these fields.


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  • That’s not standard… did you add a plugin to support this? If so, turning off the plugin should do the trick. :-)

    No plugin.

    It’s a clean RC install.

    Ah I added some extra stuff to my profile using a plugin, so had always assumed Occupation and Interest were part of the plugin!

    Doing more research now…


    Thanks, I’m looking into the database right now myself. ;)

    If you find anything, please let me know. Back to looking myself

    Hmm … looks like it’s hardcoded in the bb-include/

    /meta_key => (required?, Label, hCard property). Don’t use user_{anything} as the name of your meta_key.

    function bb_get_profile_info_keys( $context = null ) {

    return apply_filters( ‘get_profile_info_keys’, array(

    ‘first_name’ => array(0, __(‘First name’)),

    ‘last_name’ => array(0, __(‘Last name’)),

    ‘display_name’ => array(1, __(‘Display name as’)),

    ‘user_email’ => array(1, __(‘Email’), ’email’),

    ‘user_url’ => array(0, __(‘Website’), ‘url’),

    ‘from’ => array(0, __(‘Location’)),

    ‘occ’ => array(0, __(‘Occupation’), ‘role’),

    ‘interest’ => array(0, __(‘Interests’)),

    ), $context );


    Anyone know of a good way to remove Occupation and Interests without having to modify the bb-core.php file (to make future upgrading easier)

    In case anyone is curious, I created the following plugin to remove the Occupation and Interests user profile meta data.



    Plugin Name: My Profile Fields

    Description: My profile fields for my lovely forums

    Version 1.0


    function my_profile_fields( $fields ) {

    unset( $fields ); /* removes the Occupation profile field: */

    unset( $fields ); /* removes the Interests profile field: */

    return $fields;


    add_filter( ‘get_profile_info_keys’, ‘my_profile_fields’ );


    Ah ok, that looks pretty similar to johnbillion’s plugin. Glad it worked out. :-)

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