This is a frequent question as more people seem to turn to my plugins to solve their need to report data created by other plugins. A list of some of these plugins with comments on how they store the data is here: https://wpusersplugin.com/3195/possible-user-extra-field-or-user-meta-plugins/
Create sample data
In all cases first create some sample data in your test site. The free amr-users plugin will do it’s best to extract the fields but it needs the sample data – it is not psychic.
How were these custom fields created and stored?
Ideally your custom user fields have been stored in the wordpress user tables in a simple form. Even if it is not stored ‘simply’, the plugin may still be able to work through an array or object and extract the individual fields.
Run ‘Find Fields’
Go to the settings and run ‘find fields’ (See https://wpusersplugin.com/3221/getting-started-with-amr-users/#find) – data in the wordpress user tables will be found.
If your fields show up – YAY! you are well on your way… see https://wpusersplugin.com/3221/getting-started-with-amr-users/ for the rest.
Fields not found?
If not… – There are some very popular plugins that do NOT store their user data in wordpress tables. Over time, people have requested that the users plugin read these tables too. Thus a number of add-ons have been developed to work with the main plugin and extract this data. See the add-on menu dropdown on this site – it should have all the latest and see https://wpusersplugin.com/related-plugins/amr-user-plugin-add-ons/ (may not list all)
If you suspect your site is NOT using the wordpress user and user meta tables (EG: sample data does not show up when running ‘find fields’), you could use your phpmyadmin tool to look at your database and see what extra tables have been created.
Or if you know which plugin is creating the data, check the add-on list (see the menus) – an add-on may exist to solve your problems.
If an add-on does not exist, one could be written by you perhaps? or by me (charges apply). Some details here: https://wpusersplugin.com/3596/pull-user-data-from-custom-table-into-list/.
If you’d like assistance with extracting data from custom tables, the more detail you provide up front, the quicker and cheaper a resolution.
- What plugin creates the fields?
- Where are the field values stored ? (screen or sql dumps of the tables would help)
- What kinds of fields ? – what are the stored values ? what are the displayed values required ? (yes these are sometimes different – additional lookups may be required )
- Any translation ability for field values or lables required ? eg: for multi language sites.
- Any special formatting ? eg: links etc
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