Difference between Full name and username

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  • #15801

    Werner
    Participant
    • 68 Posts
    @creation

    I want to display Full name and username on each profile-pages.
    But in my case will be shown the username twice.
    What is the difference between full name und username?
    Here is a screenshot of my register-page.
    There are two fields with username (Benutzername).
    Is that correct? I think it is a bit confusing for the user.
    How can I fix that correctly?

    #15847

    Manathan
    Keymaster
    • 415 Posts
    @themodactyl
    Themosaurus Support

    Hi @creation,

    To understand the difference, here is an exemple : In your case, your username is @creation and your full name is Werner. 🙂

    To edit the registration form, please read the following post:

    Modifying the Registration Form

    Please also make sure that you either log out of your website or use the private navigation from your browser to view your changes you’ve made to this page.

    Cheers,

    #15867

    Werner
    Participant
    • 68 Posts
    @creation

    But is my registration form correct that way?
    Why do I have 2 fields for username (benutzername)?

    #15893

    Manathan
    Keymaster
    • 415 Posts
    @themodactyl
    Themosaurus Support

    Hi @creation,

    The first “benutzername” is indeed the username.

    The second “benutzername” is actually the name. I suggest that you choose another name for this second field to avoid this confusion.

    The name of this second field can be changed in the BuddyPress settings. 🙂

    Cheers,

    #15898

    Werner
    Participant
    • 68 Posts
    @creation

    Are you sure?
    In my settings this field is marked as Primary and mandatory and I cannot set the privacy settings to “visible for all”, “only for me” ecc.
    I don’t think every user wants to set his real name as mandatory

    #15904

    Werner
    Participant
    • 68 Posts
    @creation

    I want to show Username AND Full name
    If I change the option in customizer->buddypress
    in my case there is shown the username twice.

    What do I have to change?
    Shold I delete the second field “username” and add a new optional Field for “Full name”
    what specifications should the field “Full name” have?

    #15914

    Manathan
    Keymaster
    • 415 Posts
    @themodactyl
    Themosaurus Support

    Hi @creation,

    As I understand it, your issue is that you have two username. As I just explain you above, the second “benutzername” should be the name. I invite you to go to User > Profile fields and replace this field by the name.

    To set the settings of this label (from mandatory to optional), I suggest you to contact the plugin support. As this is a standard behavior with BuddyPress, it is best to try to contact the plugin authors. They will be more informed and better suited to help you.

    To go further, we invite you to post your request on their support forums:
    https://buddypress.org/support/

    We remain available for all support requests related with the use of your theme.

    Best,

    #15980

    Werner
    Participant
    • 68 Posts
    @creation

    I activated show Username AND Full Name in my Buddypress Settings.
    But on the profiles where is shown the username twice and not the Full Name.
    But the name is set correctly (see screenshot)

    #16017

    Manathan
    Keymaster
    • 415 Posts
    @themodactyl
    Themosaurus Support

    Hi @creation,

    Here is a screenshot of the label in User > Profile fields you have to edit.

    To go further, please purchase a new license to be supported again.

    Best,

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