Custom Fields for Users on phpBB

Hello everyone!

Today we are going to discuss a new feature on phpBB that allows you to create custom user fields for your users to add. You can make them anything that you wish for them to be.

So how do we accomplish this you ask? Well first let’s login to our Admin panel after you do that, you will click Users and Groups like so:


After this you will be taken to a page that looks like so:


You will see on the left side of the page Custom User fields like indicated in the picture above go ahead and click on that and you will see the following page:


This pages lists all custom user fields that are available. In order to create a new on you will look on the bottom right corner of the page you will see a text area a drop down box and create fields so enter your information. Your drop down box allows you to pick different kinds of selection choices like so:


So pick what suites your needs and click Create New Field like so:


After you do that you will be taken to the following screen:


All of the options on this page are all self-explanatory. It allows you to select whether or not it will appear in profiles or in posts or Pm’s. It’s pretty easy to understand. The image below shows the final part of the page:

NOTE: You cannot put spaces in the title of the custom field. You are required to type like this: example_example every space must be a _ instead.


This allows you to give a description to the field. After you are satisfied, click Profile Type specific options and you will be taken to the following page:


These options allow you to changes text box size and max amount of characters a user can type into the field. After you finish that click Save and you will see this:


If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see your new Custom field! That’s all there is to it! I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and again as always if you need any help please feel free to ask away!

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