The BP xProfile WordPress User Sync plugin is useful when you have a BuddyPress network in which you want to make sure that users enter values for First Name and Last Name rather than rely on the more freeform default Name field that BuddyPress provides.
The plugin replaces the default BuddyPress xProfile Name field with two fields called (surprisingly) First Name and Last Name. These field values are kept in sync with the corresponding WordPress user profile fields as well as the BuddyPress xProfile Name field itself.
The best way to update this plugin is to replace the folder with the latest version via FTP or similar. This avoids the deactivate-reactivate process.
Please note: because there is no way to hide xProfile fields, all field definitions associated with this plugin are deleted when it is deactivated. The field data itself is not deleted and the plugin makes an attempt to reconnect the existing data to the new field definitions when it is reactivated. Always back up your database before deactivating this plugin.
This plugin is in active development. For feature requests and bug reports (or if you’re a plugin author and want to contribute) please visit the plugin’s GitHub repository.
- Extract the plugin archive
- Upload plugin files to your
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Contributors & Developers
“BP XProfile WordPress User Sync” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Fix profile sync when first name and/or last name contain one or more spaces
Fix profile sync from multisite subsites
- More detailed plugin update warnings
- Prevent “can_delete” being incorrectly updated
Broken release 🙁
Respect existing excluded fields during xProfile query process
Pre-filter profile query when BP is sufficiently recent
Fix translation (props flegmatiq)
- Reconnect field data to field definitions when plugin is reactivated
- Hides default name field from Profile Edit admin screen in BP 2.1+
Allow field substitution in registration form regardless of location
Update plugin compatibility flags
Fix warning when BP_Members_Admin object is not present
Profile queries fixed when editing multiple profile groups – props WIBeditor
Profile queries fixed when there are multiple profile groups – props WIBeditor
Tested compatibility with WP 3.8
Compatibility with ‘WP FB AutoConnect Premium’ and ‘CiviCRM WordPress Profile Sync’ plugins