Custom User Fields
How to setup and access Webflow's Custom User Data fields from WFU
- Through the Designer user manager
- Through the Webflow API
- During Sign Up, if you add those fields to the UI
- On the User Account
/user-accountscreen, if you add those fields to the UI
Sa5Userobject, as a map under the
Very important things you need to know when setting this up...
After adding these Custom User Fields and setting up WFU's User Info lib properly, your users MUST log out and then log back in again in order for the newly-accessible custom user field data to load. See the User object Lifecycle for details on how user data loads.
If you do not want your users to see these fields on the User Account screen, you can wrap them in a DIV and hide them using
display: noneon the style tab. Do not try to hide them using Webflow's new visibility feature on the settings tab, as Webflow will not render the elements at all, and the data will not be accessible to WFU for loading.
Custom fields are named using Webflow's generated internal field names for each. Typically this process is the same as slug-generation, e.g. a field named
Home Addresswould be slugged and internally named as
Full Namewould typically be accessible in the user object as
The Webflow CMS and User data storage systems generate internal field names based on the generated slug, however there are situations where the slug and the internal field name will mismatch. For example, if you rename your slug field, Webflow will keep the original name as its internal field name.
As of Feb-2023, these are Webflow's current field types, and our current plans;
We're working on instructions and/or tools to assist you in identifying Webflow's custom user-field names, which can get confusing if you rename them.