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How to delete the Name field from Registration?


  • Swennet
    Participant

    @swennet

    I’ve done a lot of searching but did not find a complete answer on how to do this.

    Basically, I want users to sign up with a Username, Email and Password. I want to disable the BuddyPress “Name” field (which is required).

    The Display Name for every user will be the same as their username.

    Every answer I found suggests using Javascript to hide this field. This seems like a terrible solution to me.

    How can I completely disable the required Name field from the registration and profile pages?

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  • Right now, you can’t. It’s a mandatory and required field, and very much hardcoded throughout BuddyPress.

    You *might* be able to not show the form if you replace the sign-up process with a Gravity Form (I think that’s it — one of the form plugins). I know @dimensionmedia has done this; I’m not sure he regularly reads these forums, but if he does, hopefully he’ll clarify if I’ve remembered correctly.

    I suspect even if that is an option, you’ll still need to programatically set the name field to something.


    David Bisset
    Member

    @dimensionmedia

    Using Gravity Forms is one solution, yes. It’s easy once you have the plugin itself PLUS the “user registration” plugin they offer which i think is open only for the developer license. It completely replaces the BuddyPress registration form. I use it for a variety of sites that need more complex registration forms (there of course is a tradeoff, but one of the pluses is that Gravity Forms are rock solid against registration spam).

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