Obfuscating User’s Real Name
This afternoon, an 8,000 membership site launched after development was completed. The site is using WishList member to manage user membership and BuddyPress to promote interaction.
The site’s membership wants their real names obfuscated but the site owner needs their real names for billing.
So, here is my conundrum. When I activated the BuddyPress member widget prior to launch, we noticed that real names were showing up so I ran a SQL query to set the username equal to the display name. That will be running as a cron job every couple of hours as new members are registering all day long.
After launch, one member noticed that his real name was visible on his public profile. What database tables govern that profile and what would this community recommend as an ongoing solution to ensure that privacy is automated?
I’m good with WordPress but BuddyPress is becoming a bit of an adventure. Still, since I’ve been developing WordPress websites for more than 5 years, I’m not intimidated by having to do a little code if there is adequate documentation.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations/suggestions. If there are specific links to documentation that will help me, pointing me in that direction would be useful too.
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