Adding Custom Fields to Users¶
Many of Liferay’s assets and resources can be extended with new fields. This includes adding custom fields for Users:
Navigate to Control Panel → Configuration → Custom Fields.
Scroll down and click the link for User.
Click Add () to add a new custom field.
Choose a field type and click Save.
Text and Numbers¶
Text Area: Collect longer lines of text.
Input Field: Collect a string of text, a decimal number, or an integer.
Dropdown: Provide a dropdown list to select a single option. The list can be text, decimal numbers, or integers.
Checkbox: Provide a list of checkboxes to select one or more options.
Radio: Provide a list of radio buttons to toggle a single option.
Other Field Types¶
Geolocation: Collect the User’s geolocation information.
Date: Collect date and time information.
True/False: Provide a choice of True or False.
For example, you can select the Dropdown field type to add a custom category for your users to select.
Using Your New Field¶
Navigate to Control Panel → Users → Users and Organizations.
Click the Add icon () to add a new User. You should now see the newly added custom field at the bottom of the form.