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Override Xprofile Group Name with Field Value

  • Avatar of DevonHarper


    I am setting up a new site for families, and we would like to setup the site so that each user account represents a family. To do this we are thinking that we would like to add a new Xprofile Field Group to the user profile for each family member (Parent #1, Parent #2, Child #1, Child #2, etc.). However, when we are displaying the profile on the front end, we would like to replace the Profile Group Name with the value of a specific field from that group (i.e. ‘Name’).

    I have added a filter to our functions.php file to accomplish this:

    add_filter( 'bp_get_the_profile_group_name', 'child_update_profile_group_name' );
    function child_update_profile_group_name( $name ) {
    	global $group;
    	//echo '<pre>' . print_r($group, true) . '</pre>';
    	if ( $group->fields[0]->name == 'Name' ) {
    		$name = $group->fields[0]->data->value;
    	return $name;

    I will admit that this is sort of a hack. I have also noticed that the bp_get_the_profile_group_name filter is not used on the profile group tabs when the user is editing their profile. I am sure there are other areas where the group name is being displayed that are not filtered that I haven’t found yet.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a better filter or function to use to help us replace the profile group name when displayed on the front end?

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  • Avatar of shanebp


    >…not used on the profile group tabs when the user is editing their profile

    Try using the ‘xprofile_filter_profile_group_tabs’ filter hook in
    bp_profile_group_tabs() in

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