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XF 1.2 Login/Signup - Changing name or email to username only

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Family Friendly Lives, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. I've read several posts on how to change this. No luck. it still comes up as offering visitors to sign up with their email address or name.

    I think that bothers a lot of folks. I sure would not sign up to a forum when my choices are my name or email address instead of username. People were signing up with their real name - even though later it says it can't be changed once they register - they are still very uncomfortable given only the initial option of name or email address.

    I've tried other suggestions from here and it is not working for me

    Please someone give me a reasonable step by step to change name or email address to username. The rest of the sign up form asks for an email address anyway.

    appreciate any help i receive.

  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Search (via ACP -> Appearance -> Search Phrases) for your_name_or_email_address
    Your name or email address
    Your username or email address
    You could also remove the "email address" portion to indicate to only use usernames - but it won't stop a user from being able to use email address as their username.
    RoldanLT likes this.
  3. thanks, but it still shows name or email address. any other suggestions.
  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    If you are talking about the prompts that come up when you log in, then yes, it should work. I just changed it on one of my forums. As you can see, it now says username instead of name.

  5. thanks! guess i did something wrong before.
  6. Sam F

    Sam F Active Member

    Hope you figured it out, it worked for me.


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