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Issue with syncing Buddypress profile fields and WordPress profile fields (user display name and suc

  • Avatar of kuching
    kuching
    Participant

    @substrato

    My WP is 3.3.1 and Buddypress is latest 1.5.4, I’m running a simple localhost installation

    In BP profile fields there’s a field for “name” which I believe corresponds to WP login name… must be all lowercase and I assume can’t be changed (?)

    I don’t see other fields such as… first name / last name / nickname and most importantly display name, actually I don’t see any other of the standard WP fields (anyway the others are not so important)

    I might have messed up something while customising the BP profile fields/groups, on the other hand I don’t know how to allow users to select their first / last name and most importantly the display name

    as a matter of fact, when a user updates his BP profile, since there’s no field for “display” name, his username becomes blank!! (it means if I try to get things as author name or get currentuser display name… I get nothing!)

    disabling profile syncing of course can fix this (however I still have to re-enter manually name, family name, display name in wordpress backend)

    is there any way to achieve a good synchronization using only BP profile fields?

    also I would need this to support localisation

    thank you

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  • Avatar of kuching
    kuching
    Participant

    @substrato

    is this the issue I’m experiencing?

    http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3725

    looks like fixed in 1.6, is it?

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    By default, BP has only that ‘name’ profile field. All BuddyPress profile fields are separate and distinct from any field in the WP user profile. For example, creating a field in BP called ‘biography’ won’t have any link or relation to the WP profile field of the same name.

    The “profile syncing” option in BP, I believe, only tries to take your BP profile field ‘Name’, and separating on a space, populate WP profile’s First name, Last name, and Display Name fields.

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