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User Meta

User meta containers add extra fields to the user edit screens. Field data is stored separately for each user as user meta (see add_user_meta).
Note that by default only users with the manage_options capability have access to this container. In order to override this behavior please refer to the carbon_fields_user_meta_container_admin_only_access filter in the Hooks section.

use Carbon_Fields\Container;
use Carbon_Fields\Field;

Container::make( 'user_meta', 'Address' )
    ->add_fields( array(
        Field::make( 'text', 'crb_city_and_post', 'City and post code' ),
        Field::make( 'text', 'crb_street', 'Street Name' ),
    ) );

Accessing field values

To access field values you need to use the function carbon_get_user_meta( $user_d, $name ), where:

Parameter Description
$user_id User ID where your value was entered.
$name The field name pattern of the field to be retrieved.
<!-- Simple field -->
<p>Author address: <?php echo carbon_get_user_meta( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ), 'crb_street' ); ?></p>

<!-- Complex field -->
$phone_numbers = carbon_get_user_meta( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ), 'crb_phone_numbers' );
foreach ( $phone_numbers as $phone ) {
    echo $phone['country_code'] . '-' . $phone['number'];

After saving, the carbon_fields_user_meta_container_saved hook is called, which allows you to hook additional functionality after saving. It accepts the $user_id parameter, which is the ID of the user that was updated.

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