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

#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.

thanks
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#2
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.
Search (via ACP -> Appearance -> Search Phrases) for your_name_or_email_address
change
Code:
Your name or email address
to
Code:
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.