Thank you Brajesh that sounds perfect! I look forward to trying it out.
-Graham i believe it is extended profile fields that is causing the display name to show instead of nicename. I have run multiple tests and my users only see each others display name at top of the profile. I confirmed this by looking at my user table in the database.
Graham you make a very good point. I Guess i need to either figure out how to prevent users from changing there display name and have an option for that with the plugin, OR i will have to try to get buddypress to display the nicename so users can know what to type into the ban list. unfortunately the site is going to be public and could potentially get thousands of users so i cant just change it for each one. im gonna look into those options i described above while i wait to hear from Brajesh.
Thanks for your response Graham!
and thanks again Brajesh.
I just tried the new update and set it to nicename in the menu and it didnt work for me. so i looked at my user table in my database and realized that it is the display name not the nicename that my users can see on each others profiles. for me the nicename seems to be the same as login name just all lowercase.
Would it be possible for you to add in a Display name option as well?
Thank you so much for your help guys! sorry I didn’t respond faster.
Hey Brajesh, thank for your help on this.
Having an admin option to choose which username the plugin looks at sounds like a great idea! i look forward to trying it out when its ready.
Im not sure if the profile is showing the user_nicename or the display name. my guess is it is showing display name but i dont know for sure.
Also is it really called nicename? or is it nickname?
thank you for the info on all those usernames! just to let you know when i tested the plugin using the login names the banlist and friends only settings worked great. the one issue i found i told these guys about on this forum and they immediately updated the whole plugin to fix it and the issue was totally fixed. Its only after more extensive testing i found this issue but i am confident they will get it fixed in no time.
mine looks similar but it also has a username box above the name box. In WordPress admin under users->profile fields i have a list of the fields (not the WP fields just the BP ones) and i can delete or change whatever i like EXCEPT the username. the username field is labeled “Username(Primary)(required)” ,also in my field group name at the top it says “Profile Information (Primary)”
Thank you for the help! I really appreciate it.
On the registration page for my buddypress site I have one column that says Account details on the left and one column that says Profile details on the right. the Account details has Username, e-mail and password boxes. The Profile details has Username, Email, Fullname and the rest of my buddy press extended profiles fields. Extended profile fields has a username box that i cant remove. when you look at a users profile you only see the second username not the account username. Its my impression that one is for BP profile and one is for WP account. I believe its the Extended Profile fields module of buddypress that is causing this but it is an important part of how my users will interact so i cant turn it off.
because Extended profiles is showing its username as the display name for users profiles there is no way for users to see each others account names and therefor no way for them to list each other in the ban lists if the 2 usernames(1 user) are different.
It feels like buddypress shouldn’t do that but it does.
My registration page is nothing special. its actually blank with buddy press register page option pointed at it.
Thanks for you help i hope i made more sense this time.