BuddyPress: Send Admin Notification when User Updates Extended Profile Fields


I wrote a similar post explaining how to send an email notification from WordPress when standard and custom profile fields are updated. A commenter on that post was asking if this was possible with the extended profile fields that you setup in BuddyPress. Well, of course anything is possible…it’s just a matter of figuring it out ;)


In this example I setup a custom profile field in BuddyPress named “Color”. The code below will send an email if a member changes that field.

  1. Place this code in your functions.php file or into your custom functionality plugin if you’ve created one.
  2. Add the email address you want there alerts to go to on line 3.
  3. Add your field’s name in both places on line 4 that say “Color” (your field name should appear exactly the way you wrote it when you created the field).
  4. If you want to change the subject of the email, you can do that on line 5.
function rc_buddypress_profile_update( $user_id ) { 

     $admin_email = "YOUR-EMAIL@DOMAIN.COM";
     $message = sprintf( __( 'Member: %1$s', 'buddypress' ), bp_core_get_user_displayname( $user_id ) ) . "\r\n\r\n"; 
     $message .= sprintf( __( 'Color: %s' ), bp_get_profile_field_data('field=Color') ). "\r\n\r\n";
     wp_mail( $admin_email, sprintf( __( '[YOUR SITE] Member Profile Update' ), get_option('blogname') ), $message );

 add_action( 'xprofile_updated_profile', 'rc_buddypress_profile_update', 10, 5 );


  1. Daniel


    Is there anyway you can get this to also show the old xprofile data?

    Similar to your other post for standard profile fields…
    function sr_user_profile_update_email( $user_id, $old_user_data )

    Thanks! :)

{ Respond }

Leave a response