Auto Generate Username During Registration
I have adjusted my registration form to not display the username field. I only want users to be able to login with their email and so the username field is essentially redundant; however it is still required for WordPress/Buddypress.
I have found script to autogenerate a random string which is fine. What I am having trouble with, is how do I intercept the registration, before it actually registers the user so that I can randomly generate the username? I don’t want to insert a randomly generated username into the form and simply hide it, as a savvy user could view the source and change the value of the username field.
Also, is anyone aware of a simple way to check whether the username is available or not? I know that if I use a random string of 10 characters that it is unlikely that it will exist, but it is better to be safe rather than sorry.
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