My Account Fields

First of all we will make one of the edit account default fields optional, then we are going to remove it completely and after that I will show how to add a custom field there.


Making Fields Not Required

For example I do not want the “Last name” to be required here, I can easily make it optional (or any other field) with the code below:

add_filter('woocommerce_save_account_details_required_fields', 'misha_myaccount_required_fields');
function misha_myaccount_required_fields( $account_fields ) {
	unset( $account_fields['account_last_name'] );
	// unset( $account_fields['account_first_name'] ); // First name
	// unset( $account_fields['account_display_name'] ); // Display name
	return $required_fields;

Have you inserted the code to your functions.php? Done! The “Last name” field is not required any more.

Wait… But… The required field asterisk is still there! 🤔

Required first name and last name fields on WooCommerce My Account page

I am not trying to fool you guys, try to remove the last name and hit the save button. It it saved? Absolutely.

And yes, I have bad news about the field asterisk… It is hardcoded!!! Okay, okay… Replacing form-edit-account.php template just because of this asterisk definitely doesn’t seem like a good idea.

In this situation I think the best idea is to use CSS.

label[for="account_last_name"] .required {
    display: none;

So far so good.

Make my account Last name field not required

Remove Default Fields

What I am going to show you below doesn’t look like a clean solution, but it is the only one.

Step by step:

  1. Choose what fields you would like to remove and make them not required first (skip this step for the password fields).
  2. Duplicate this file form-edit-account.php from WooCommerce templates/myaccount to your current theme woocommerce/myaccount directory, create it if not exists.
  3. Remove the fields from that file code 😁
  4. Done!
Remove WooCommerce my account default fields
I also changed “form-row-first” class to “form-row-wide” to make the field fullwidth.

Add a Custom Field (a required one)

Good news guys! If you want to add a custom field in WooCommerce my account page, there is no needs to hardcode anything in form-edit-account.php file! There are two magnificent hooks for you:

Let’s try it now! 🔥

You could display the field using the raw HTML here, but I think there is no reason to make everything so complicated while there is woocommerce_form_field() function which allows to make it so much easier!

 * Step 1. Add your field
add_action( 'woocommerce_edit_account_form', 'misha_add_field_edit_account_form' );
// or add_action( 'woocommerce_edit_account_form_start', 'misha_add_field_edit_account_form' );
function misha_add_field_edit_account_form() {
			'type'        => 'text',
			'required'    => true, // remember, this doesn't make the field required, just adds an "*"
			'label'       => 'Country you want to visit the most',
			'description' => 'Maybe it is Norway or New Zealand or...?',
		get_user_meta( get_current_user_id(), 'country_to_visit', true ) // get the data
 * Step 2. Save field value
add_action( 'woocommerce_save_account_details', 'misha_save_account_details' );
function misha_save_account_details( $user_id ) {
	update_user_meta( $user_id, 'country_to_visit', sanitize_text_field( $_POST['country_to_visit'] ) );
 * Step 3. Make it required
add_filter('woocommerce_save_account_details_required_fields', 'misha_make_field_required');
function misha_make_field_required( $required_fields ){
	$required_fields['country_to_visit'] = 'Country you want to visit the most';
	return $required_fields;

Here is my field:

Add a field to WooCommerce edit account page

It is worth mentioning that with the help of woocommerce_form_field() you can add fields of any type, like textarea, selects, radio buttons etc.

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