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Custom Users Settings (OrchardCore.User.CustomUserSettings)

Custom Users Settings allow a site administrator to create a customized set of properties for a given user.

Creating Custom User Settings

Custom User Settings are organized in sections, each section is represented by a Content Type with the CustomUserSettings stereotype.

To enable the "Custom User Settings" module, select it from the "Features" list. To incorporate a new section, it is essential to generate a fresh Content Type, such as "User Settings." In this process, deactivate the Creatable, Listable, Draftable, and Securable metadata since they are not applicable. Additionally, include a field or components to define the new property for users; for instance, one can append a "Text Field" to display user nicknames.


Don't mark any existing Content Type with this CustomUserSettings stereotype, as this will break existing content items of this type.

Custom User Settings are then comprised of parts and fields like any other content type.
After creation, go to Security >> Users to either create a new user or modify an existing one. Each of these sections will be accessible through distinct tabs. For further information, refer to the video located at the bottom of this page.



The Custom User Settings are available when loading the user from the database.

{% assign user = User | user_id | users_by_id %}

Each section is made available using its name.

For instance for a custom settings section named UserProfile, with a TextField named FirstName would be accessible using {{ user.Properties.UserProfile.UserProfile.FirstName.Text }}.


By default each Custom User Settings Content Type is placed in a tab.

To adjust the placement, for example, to move the setting out of the tab, use the Differentiator of CustomUserSettings-PartDefinitionName.

  "CustomUserSettings": [
      "place": "Content:10#Content",
      "differentiator": "CustomUserSettings-UserProfile" 

User Section Display Driver

You may also extend the User properties by implementing a SectionDisplayDriver<User, UserProfile> where User is the type of entity to be edited, and UserProfile is the property to extend the User entity with.