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    la on in reply to: How to control/hide Profile user meta data #40408

    Thanks again Brajesh. I appreciate your responsiveness.

    I’m definitely not adding it.
    I want to hide the Joined date and the username over the cover photo. It seems making it display the Company Name over the cover photo is apparently a big deal so for a Company I’d rather it just not show anything. But then it will hide it for everyone which is preferable to it looking like this.

    I don’t want it to look like company-name for the Company name over the cover photo. Do you have any ideas how to make a custom field being company_name be the display name? I’ve spent weeks and hit a dead end. There is a plug in which does it from memberfix but then when you go to edit a profile either as admin or the user it gives you an error that formatting for the username must be lower-lower and won’t let you save it.

    I don’t use Elementor. I used to in other sites but it was too bulky and hard to get it out of it. I use Generate Press for everything now.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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    la on in reply to: Dynamic URL in Custom Profile Tab #40405

    Sorry I didn’t do a good job of explaining my question.
    I mean can the link be dynamic for the profile being displayed?

    In other words, if I have a page for that particular user which is just a regular page not in the BB system, how would I make the link dynamic or is that not possible?

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    la on in reply to: Display Name Options #40367

    Thank you for the response!

    In other words, did I create a field in the fields option of BB settings? If so, yes. So when they register, if they are a company, they have a field for Company Name.

    I’ve been looking at these options but not sure what to change:

    From a previous forum topic:

    add_action( ‘bp_core_activated_user’, ‘change_user_defaults’, 99, 3 );
    function change_user_defaults($user_id, $key, $user) {

    if (empty($user_id)) {
    $user_id = bp_loggedin_user_id();

    if (empty($user_id)) {
    return false;

    $mv_first_name = xprofile_get_field_data(26, $user_id);
    $mv_last_name = xprofile_get_field_data(11, $user_id);
    $name = $mv_first_name . ‘ ‘ . $mv_last_name;

    if ($name !== ‘ ‘) {
    $args = array(
    ‘ID’ => $user_id,
    ‘display_name’ => $name





    function bp_get_member_name() {
    global $members_template;

    // Generally, this only fires when xprofile is disabled.
    if ( empty( $members_template->member->fullname ) ) {
    // Our order of preference for alternative fullnames.
    $name_stack = array(

    foreach ( $name_stack as $source ) {
    if ( !empty( $members_template->member->{$source} ) ) {
    // When a value is found, set it as fullname and be done with it.
    $members_template->member->fullname = $members_template->member->{$source};

    $list_fields = bp_xprofile_get_hidden_fields_for_user( $members_template->member->ID, bp_loggedin_user_id() );
    if ( empty( $list_fields ) ) {
    $full_name = $members_template->member->fullname;
    } else {
    $last_name_field_id = bp_xprofile_lastname_field_id();
    if ( in_array( $last_name_field_id, $list_fields ) ) {
    $last_name = $members_template->member->fullname;
    $full_name = str_replace( ‘ ‘ . $last_name, ”, $members_template->member->fullname );
    } else {
    $full_name = $members_template->member->fullname;

    * Filters the display name of current member in the loop.
    * @since BuddyPress 1.2.0
    * @param string $fullname Display name for current member.
    return apply_filters( ‘bp_get_member_name’, trim( $full_name ) );

    Seems like that’s around the topic but I don’t know what to tweak. I do have Snippets installed so easy to drop it in if I could get some help with the code.

    Thank you so much in advance! Surely other people want to be able to use a profile field and Display Name?

    What would be even better is if:
    IF there is a company name, then display that (meta field from xprofile field), and if not let the user choose from First Name, First/Last or nickname. Is that possible?

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    la on in reply to: Make Custom Profile Tab specific to specific Profile? #40348

    Hi Brajesh,
    Thank you for the reply.

    As for #2 you mentioned: the problem with that (I have installed it and spent quite a bit of time with it) it only lets you control the content displayed by role. That doesn’t do me any good. I need the content (a shortcode for a formidable form) to be relevant only for the profile displayed. I’m convinced there must be a way to solve this.

    As for #1 you suggested:

    1. If you have a shortcode that accepts user id, you can use our tag replacement feature for it.

    You can change
    [som-shortcode user_id=32]
    [some-shortcode user_id=”#displayed_user_id#”]

    Can you explain that in more detail? How would I create the tag replacement?
    That sounds hopeful! I’ll check to see if the form shortcode allows for user_id.

    Thank you!