First and Last Name in Membership


This seems crazy – I can’t capture either a first or last name with this plug in on the registration page?

That is unbelievable. I have seen threads where you guys say you aren’t supporting adding extra fields. But this seems absolutely BASIC.

Can I please do this? I do know how to code PHP.


  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hello Eddie,

    It sounds like what you want is BuddyPress with only a few of the optional components enabled.

    Basically, you would only need to enable the first two components to achieve what you want: "Extended Profiles" and "Account Settings" (see screenshot).

    Cheers, PC

  • er777
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Thank you..

    But this seems like an overkill solution – using a complete installation and all the files in Buddy Press to do one very simple thing..

    Shouldn’t it be possible to just customize the present code? And isn’t at least a first and last name or at the very least a full name an appropriate thing to capture for the membership plug-in?

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate


    Thanks for posting back.

    The plugin has been designed in a way so as it can make the registration process faster hence only the required fields have been used.

    I agree to the fact that you can change it by customizing the present code and would not say its not doable. The only thing is that it would completely be a custom work for which you will need to edit the code yourself.

    The reason I suggested you BuddyPress is that it’s the easiest way to mod the process without custom code.

    You can route the users to the account page post signup where they can edit the profile and add the details.

    Cheers, PC

  • Brian Purkiss
    • Smushie Pies

    We hope you were able to resolve this. Since this thread has been inactive for some time I am going to go ahead and close the ticket. If you were unable to resolve it or have any further questions, please feel free to re-open the ticket – we are more than happy to help!

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