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Use email as usernane on registration

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    Wiki Chaves
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    @wikichaves

    Hi,

    I’m creating a new BuddyPress registration, and I want to avoid ‘username’ field and just use email/password to login.

    Is that possible to do with BuddyPress ?
    My BP site is here http://servzy.com/

    Thanks
    Wiki

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    terraling
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    @terraling

    WordPress requires a username which, once set, cannot be changed. People change email addresses, so an email address as username is not permitted.

    You can, though, use a plug-in called Email Login which lets users log in with their email address, so that they can use a username to register but then forget it and user their email address to access the site.

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    Wiki Chaves
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    @wikichaves

    Thanks !

    I understand. I want to avoid the username, since people trend to forgot about it, and adds 1 more unnecessary field.

    Do you know if there’s a WordPress plugin/hack that skips that requirement so I can just use an email/password to register ?

    Or if that’s not possible I like wordpress.com registration/login, 1st they ask email and based on that they auto-suggest a username (http://d.pr/i/DQa6). Then the login is with username or email + password (http://d.pr/i/8SqA) < I understand I can do this with Email Login plugin.

    Thanks
    Wiki

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    terraling
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    @terraling

    I’m pretty certain there is no way to avoid them having a username, although in principle you could auto-generate a string of random characters that they never see.

    I’m not familiar with the wordpress.com sign-up, but you could always pretty-please the Jetpack people to see if they will port it across to wordpress.org.

    Or look at the various social networking plug-ins. Social Login allows “your visitors to comment, log-in and register with their social network accounts” and works with WordPress and BuddyPress.

    If you want something more specific, then you may have to contract a developer to do it for you (then release it as a public plug-in!).

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