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Easy? Username = Name

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    smuddah
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    @smuddah

    hey everyone,

    i want my “Name” field (which is required by buddypress) to have the same value as the username field.

    sounds easy, but i can’t get it to work.

    i know i can hide the “name” field in css, but how do i get the stuff a user entered in the hidden field? :)

    there might be another way, but i can’t find it.

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  • Profile photo of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    it might be easier to help if you explained why you are trying to do this?

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    smuddah
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    @smuddah

    hey mike,

    sure. because there is no reason for real names in my community. username is enough.

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    smuddah
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    @smuddah

    i can’t seem to get this to work.

    anyone might lead me in to the right direction?

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    peterverkooijen
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    @peterverkooijen

    Using the Javascript trick: 1. make sure the Javascript is included in the head, 2. add onkeyup=”copyinput()” to the input tag for the Username, 3. edit the Javascript so that this line…

    document.getElementById('blogname').value = tmp;

    …has the id of the input tag for the Name, instead of blogname. The Javascript would copy the input for username upon typing to name.

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    daan77
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    @daan77

    You could write a plugin(or rewrite the bp-code) that makes the name field not required and not a Core field and when submitted overtake the username value into that field?

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