Force First and Last Name as Display Name


The display name dropdown is hidden from users. Instead, it is always set to their first and last name, or username if those fields are empty.

Display names are updated at registration or when a user profile is updated. To update existing users, visit Settings –> Force First Last and click on the link to run an initial update on your users.


Download, Install and Activate!

  1. Upload force-first-last to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Visit Settings –> Force First Last to run an initial update of all of your users.


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April 7, 2018
This plugin works great.
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Contributors & Developers

“Force First and Last Name as Display Name” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Change priority of the user_register hook to 20 so it will run after plugins setting first/last name etc.
  • Let’s call this official at 1.0


  • Added settings page to update existing users.
  • Hiding display name dropdown on profile page.


  • Initial version.