A range of formats are available for each type of field. The plugin will try work out what type each field is. If it doesn’t, you can set the type of field (integer, text, post_id etc) yourself in the ‘Fields & Nice Names settings.
As well as the formats, it is also possible to specify a type of link for each field. There are some predefined link types. For urls added by third party plugins an addon may be needed. You can also define your own rule for a link type via filter or pluggable function. See example site specific plugin.
For example: Date Time fields and Unix time-stamp fields (and even an ‘ambiguous date in case you have inconsistent data) can be formatted as:
Date and time
Ago (human time difference)
The actual format of the date, time and datetime options can also be customised. The options are the usual wordpress options AND the custom options from your general settings screen.
user_email field will be formatted with the ‘mailto’ linktype and then each site can tailor this with their own css. Perhaps use wordpress dashicons to show a email icon?
You should ensure that your data adheres to the field type specified. Any invalid data will generally be shown unformatted / raw.
See the screenshots below and the demosites for more possibilities.
The latest update (3.9) adds a admin screen that allows you to
see and change which meta keys are excluded by default from the plugin and
exclude more meta keys
delete user meta records for selected metakeys (cleanup)
see totals of meta records for meta keys
This became essential for anyone using S2member, and handy for anyone using Advanced custom fields which seems to create additional hidden metakeys for every custom field. Thisplugin will attempt to help you out by default excluding as many unnecessary fields as possible. You can then update.
The S2member access cap times field is keyed by time, which means that as time goes by there will be more and more sub fields detected by amr-users and the fields and nicenames page will become impossible.
s2member access cap times field
This is clearly unworkable. So a admin page to exclude meta keys was added. This page will also allow you to delete meta records. Be Careful! This is a confirmation step, but no undo.
excluded meta keys
The “find fields and nice names” page has been updated to help highlight what’s going on.