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Setting a default display name when registring

  1. On we’re using ’User Registration Add-On’ for signing up people as subscribers.

    The only problem is, that we would like set the users display name to be his/hers full name, not the username, as wordpress would want us to.

    Since ’User Registration Add-On will not let us map a field in the form to be display-name, we’ve tried to change a couple of lines in user.php (/wp-includes) like this:

    if ( empty($display_name) )
    $display_name = $display_name;
    $display_name = apply_filters('pre_user_display_name', $display_name);

    if ( empty($display_name) )
    $display_name = $first_name.' '.$last_name;
    $display_name = apply_filters('pre_user_display_name', $display_name);

    It actually works, when a user is created from the wordpress-backend, but not when a user creates his own account from our frontpage. In that case the display-name is just left blank.

    any ideas, anyone?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 8, 2011 | Permalink
  2. Hey there, give this a shot:

    Just paste that in your theme's functions.php file. It uses a GF User Registration hook to update the display name to the full name immediately after the user is registered.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday March 8, 2011 | Permalink
  3. It works nicely

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday March 31, 2011 | Permalink

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