Re: A new approach to usernames
Just an update. Have played around with this a bit and sometimes the sitadmin dashboard Users section that allows you to select the preferred name to be displayed publicly works and sometimes it doesn’t.
I’m thinking that this may have something to do with the Buddypress General Settings: Disable Buddypress from WordPress syncing? This is a total mystery to me what that means or is supposed to do. Anyone?
Anyway, the fix that seems to work is a MySql query that anchors from the user id # and then you could structure it to replace the current data in the value field of the wp_bp_xprofile_data table with the data from the user_login field of the wp_users table.
I have no idea how to do create that query but I am sure it is pretty easy.