Re: How to use full name, first name + last name
This particular request is a WPMU issue and has nothing to do with BuddyPress. I’m afraid there is nothing we can do here to help you, but I strongly encourage you to search the WPMU forums for a similar thread and post a new thread if you can’t find anything related.
It has everything to do with Buddypress. My question is about the relationship between Buddypress X-Profile tables and how WPMU handles first and last name. It’s about optional fields and how to integrate them into the registration process.
I do understand this concept and your desire to achieve this type of setup. However, as I said in my previous post, WPMU is blog-centric, not user-centric. The username field is actually what WPMU stores in the “user_login” field of the wp_users table. Therefore, the way WPMU currently works, this datum is mandatory.
This thread is NOT about the username issue. I use the wp-email-login that allows members to log in with their email address, but I understand the username is still mandatory. That’s why I would like to figure out a way to autogenerate it from first+last name.
Which brings me back to first and last name. Let me restate the question:
How does Buddypress handle first name + last name?
Buddypress puts a default first x-profile field Name on the registration form; is it possible to replace that with separate first name + last name fields? Or should I use Name as First name and create a custom field for Last name?
Or is there already a native solution for first name + last name in WPMU that Buddypress could tap into? (Nicola Greco: ‘… you could replace it with the wp built-in name & last name, or use xprofile fields fot that …”)
WPMU is blog-centric, not user-centric.
Isn’t the whole point of Buddypress to turn the WordPress base into something more user-centric?