Support » Plugin: BP XProfile WordPress User Sync » Conflicts with Username + Displayname (cont.)

  • gastronimo

    (@gastronimo)


    Hey Christian,

    First off, let me thank you for all your work on BP, besides this plugin…

    Now, I am using BP XProfile WordPress User Sync to ‘force’ users to enter first and last names in BP registration, but I have run into the same problem as @hexxefir and @wpfanboy 2 years back, and just don’t get why you want to force all users to ONLY use and display the BP first and last name, outright denying Admins the option to change it!?

    Yes, I understand your point that users do not currently have the option of which name to display in BP, but I also agree with @hexxefir that this in itself presents a potential privacy issue, at least in our cases, which can be alleviated by your plugin simply allowing the normal WP option for Admins to specify which name to display for each user.

    So, I am re-requesting you to please resolve the display name option conflict- so I can give it the full 5-star review it deserves!

    To be quite clear, I wish to have: 1) the WP name -> BP first and last name field sync, with 2) the Admin option to determine a users WP nickname, and 3) the Admin option to publicly display either of users’: WP username, WP nickname, OR some combination of BP first and last names;

    or in the alternative- this plugin’s description finally modified to clearly state, “This plugin is intended to enforce the [exclusive] use of real first and last names throughout the BP network,” as you claimed in https://wordpress.org/support/topic/provide-display-name-sync-as-well/ .

    Forgive my insistence/persistence, but I like to have my cake AND eat it, too…don’t you?

    Thanks for your (re)consideration! I hope to have your answer soon, as I hope to live by the end of the month…

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  • gastronimo

    (@gastronimo)

    Update:
    in my WP-multi-network, with BP network activated, but installed in a subdomain:

    From Net Admin ->Users ->All Users ->Edit User -> Mi Profile,
    BP First and Last name appear in Profile, but do not in Extended Profile window.

    From Main network site ->Users -> My Profile,
    BP First and Last name appear in Your Profile, and appear, but are empty in Extended Profile window- so, I had to manually enter both fields!

    From the BP site -> My Profile -> Edit ->Profile
    BP first and last name are present and properly synced

    Plugin Author Christian Wach

    (@needle)

    I’m sorry this plugin doesn’t meet the exact needs for your project. My advice to you would be to filter all instances of the public-facing name and replace it with whatever you want – for example the content of another xProfile field.

    Cheers, Christian

    gastronimo

    (@gastronimo)

    That sounds like a reasonable work around. Now i just have to figure out how to do it!

    Correction from 2nd post:

    If I go to Users from the BP install subdomain site backend, and I then enter My Profile to change my first and last name fields, upon updating the change I find that the Extended Profile window still shows the old Fist and last names.

    and if I then update the Ext profile fields with new first and last names, upon returning to the first Profile window, those name fields are now blank!

    However, they do show up on the frontend BP profile.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  gastronimo.
    Plugin Author Christian Wach

    (@needle)

    If I go to Users from the BP install subdomain site backend, and I then enter My Profile to change my first and last name fields, upon updating the change I find that the Extended Profile window still shows the old Fist and last names.

    and if I then update the Ext profile fields with new first and last names, upon returning to the first Profile window, those name fields are now blank!

    Thanks for reporting this. Yours is not a common install, but I will look into it and see if I can reproduce.

    Cheers, Christian

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