Support » Plugin: Ultimate Member - User Profile & Membership Plugin » Display Name versus Nickname registration field

  • Resolved perthmetro


    I think UM has got it wrong with having a display_name field. It should be nickname.

    Firstly read this post…

    As you can see the display_name was never meant to be a text field but rather a selectable field dynamically choosing between username, first name, last name, first/last, or last/first, or nickname.

    UM should make a new field of nickname for the text entry and then change display_name to a dynamically selectable field like it is in native WP.

    This way it conforms to the WP way and allows us to set our own nickname. This may be what is causing the my previous problem of the display name changing each time I update my account.

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  • Plugin Author Ultimate Member


    Will discuss this as a team.



    What has the team decided?

    Plugin Author Ultimate Member



    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We’ve managed to discuss this today and we will be removing the display name field from form builder and adding in a nickname field to form builder instead. This will allow users to set a nickname on registration. Then in UM settings you will be able to make the nickname the display name which shows on profiles rather than usernames or first or last names. We should have this change available in next update.


    When is the new update coming? I’d like to see this bug fixed asap. Thanks.

    I’d like to see this as well!

    Plugin Author Champ Camba


    Hi @dribgib,

    We’ve released an update. Let us know if you’re encountering issues.


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