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bb
 bb
(@bb)
Memberdb Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2
23/04/2019 1:54 am  

Hi and thank you for a great plugin!

I'm running a forum for internet an alphabets. When registering I use registration magic plugin which changes wordpress username to e-mailadress.

Is there a way to automatically change the Display name and the @Nickname name to Wordpress nickname? As of now the WP Foro Display name and @Nickname shows the users e-mail address.

 

With best regards,

 

bb

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Astghik
(@astghik)
Support Team Admin
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 4482
23/04/2019 5:14 pm  

Hi @bb,

WordPress and wpForo have three different names for Users:

  • Username (Login) – Being used for forum authorization (login, sign-in) action
  • Display Name – Other users and guests see in user profile details and next to user posts (post author name).
  • Nickname – Unique name which is used in WordPress and wpForo core to generate user Profile URL. In other words, this is the user slug. For example example.com/community/profile/martin59/.

After a regular user registration process, Username, Display Name and Nickname are set the same. For example, If you register a user with “Martin59” Username your user names look like this:

  • Username – Martin59
  • Display Name – Martin59
  • Nicename – martin59

So wpForo just shows the fields and it gets from Wordpress. The plugin you're using for registration is set the users e-mail address as a nickname and wpForo just shows those emails as a nickname. This should be configured by the registration plugin you're using but not the wpForo side.


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OneScripter
(@onescripter)
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Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 2
03/01/2020 3:41 am  

I have the same issue. The membership plugin we're using automatically sets the  username as the email address. Could  you at least provide an option to automatically generate a random Nickname so that if a user posts a question or reply before they change it, their email address won't be exposed?


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Tom
 Tom
(@tomson)
Support Team Admin
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 3259
03/01/2020 6:02 pm  

@onescripter

All process of user creating during the registration are being done by WordPress core functions. wpForo only provides a nice registration form and page. So you should search such option in corresponding plugins not in wpForo. there are some plugins which may help you:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-name-security/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/restrict-usernames-emails-characters/


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OneScripter
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Posts: 2
03/01/2020 11:59 pm  

@tomson

The Nickname field being used by wpForo is a native property of Wordpress?


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Tom
 Tom
(@tomson)
Support Team Admin
Joined: 6 years ago
Posts: 3259
04/01/2020 2:05 am  

@onescripter, yes it is.


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