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  • Hello,

    Am interested in disabling the username since i will be using the users first and last name on the site….how do i disable the username section on the registration page ? or even make it so it is not a required field ?

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I’m afraid that’s not possible. WordPress uses the username internally.

    Thanks for the quick reply , just to go around it how do i make the username a non required field ie it is not validated so I can simply enter any name and then hide the field using CSS ?

    Essentially I just wanna hide the username field with a default value

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    What you are trying to do isn’t possible within WordPress.

    @nyckidd Unfortunately for what you described @esmi is right.

    However, you could write a plugin which renames the Username field to “E-mail” and make the real email field mirror that username value. Then you could simply hide the real email address field.

    I know it’s a bit confusing, but in theory, it should work. Hope you understand what I mean 🙂

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