how does user data get added to the user page (not the profile)?
I’m trying BuddyPress with my college classes this summer. Because of this, it’s important that I be able to identify student work with their real name and not just a username (I don’t want to have to figure out that blazer20 is John Smith; I just want to see John Smith on his posts).
I’ve got 48 students in the site, and each of them created a profile during signup that included the standard name field. So, when I use the Members list, I see real names and a link to the profile, but when I look at comments made by the students, I get only their usernames–except for 4 students.
These 4 students each show their real name in comments, and each name links back to the profile. And when I went into the user listing in the admin backend, their real names show up in the name column instead of the username. When I click on a student’s name to edit the user info, these 4 students each have extra user info filled in: first name, last name, nickname, display name, and the web site field is filled in with a link to their profile. In talking with these 4 students, none of them can identify any extra steps they took to provide information on the site: they created an account, accessed a blog post, and added a comment–the same thing all the students have done.
Whatever it is that happened with these students needs to happen with the other 44 so that I have full names for all of them without me having to manually edit each of their user pages. I have blog creation turned off, so none of these students has a way to access the backend user page and enter the info themselves.
Any ideas on how/why these students ended up with more information than the others?
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