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User Display Name instead of User Name

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by TheLaw, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to have a display name like Wordpress has so that a user will use a user name but can choose a screen name, e.g. my login is login_name but my display name will be "John Doe." I'm curious if there is an add on because I'm unaware of any option currently in XF.
  2. m3commish

    m3commish Active Member

  3. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks - This is useful but I guess I didn't make myself clear. Typically I don't like having user names being displayed for two reasons:

    1. They are login names which, if known, hackers can use to hack into an account. Still, they are easier to remember for some people... but there is #2.

    2. I don't like having blank spaces for user names. On my site it may make sense to have them. Wordpress gives you the ability to have a "screen name" so that you can have a user name of mysecretname and your screen name as "John Doe" - a person's real name.

    I guess I can have user names with spaces on XF although I have traditionally disallowed them. I may use this addon, though, since some users will want to use their full name and others wish they could have changed it. Thanks for trying to help.

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