## Updating User ‘Description’ Meta Data (not working as expected)

Question

I’m creating a form to allow users to update their bio (‘description’ metadata) on a custom profile page.

Current values are successfully retrieved and new values are being stored to the DB, but with a few unexpected issues:

1. After clicking ‘Save’, the page updates with a blank field. I have to refresh to show the updated value. Can I get this to update automatically on form submit?
2. Is there a better alternative to an HTML textarea tag? I don’t like the idea of the textarea being below the Save button. I see there is a wp_editor() function but I don’t understand the required syntax to use it.

Also, please feel free to give any pointers on my function. I’m new at PHP so I’m sure it’s not 100% solid.

    function show_user_bio_edit_form() {
global $current_user;$get_user_bio = get_user_meta( $current_user->ID, 'description', true); ?> <form id="update_user_bio" name="update_user_bio" action="" method="POST"> <button type="submit">Save</button> </form> <textarea id="bio_field" name="bio_field" form="update_user_bio"><?php echo$get_user_bio; ?></textarea>

<?php
$update_user_bio = wp_kses_post($_POST['bio_field'] );

update_user_meta( $current_user->ID, 'description',$update_user_bio);
}