Forum is closed

Questions about JFBC and JLinked usernames

Questions about JFBC and JLinked usernames

I'm setting up my community to use jfbc and jlinked exclusively, overriding Joomla's registration being disabled. Can I allow members to change their username? I would like to use usernames sitewide (thus allowing privacy for real names) but I'd rather not have prefixes_ with every username.

[i]"This is my signature. I hope you enjoyed reading it."[/i]
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.

Re: Questions about JFBC and JLinked usernames

There's a few options for you:
* With Automatic Registration, set the prefix in JFBConnect to something like firlas or first.last instead of fb_, g_. They still won't be able to change their username, but it will be a prettier one, at least.
* Switch to "Normal Registration" in JFBConnect. That will present the user with a registration form when they sign in. You can disable the email and password fields on that form though, so all it would show is a username field. You can even have JFBConnect/JLinked pre-fill a username (using the prefix setting) so the user doesn't have to do much thinking unless they want to.

Finally, Joomla doesn't let user's change their username's by default. I believe there are some plugins for Joomla that will enable that ability though. However, there are some extensions that also choke if a user does change their username since their database tables use the username as a looking instead of the user ID (which is what should be used, since that never changes).

I hope that helps explain, but if you have any other questions or feedback, just let me know.

Thanks,
Alex

If you use our extensions, please consider leaving a rating and review at the Joomla! Extension Directory:
JFBConnect | SCLogin

alzander
Alex
useravatar
Offline
24145 Posts
Support Specialist
Administrator has disabled public posting. Please login or register in order to proceed.
There are 0 guests also viewing this topic
There are 0 users also viewing this topic

Board Info

Board Stats
 
Total Topics:
11685
Total Polls:
0
Total Posts:
49056
Posts today:
4
User Info
 
Total Users:
47818
Newest User:
normastainfo
Members Online:
0
Guests Online:
997

Online: 
There are no members online
Social Stream
SourceCoast Joomla Social Extensions
Friday, 25 May 2018
JFBConnect 8.0 Coming Soon! Stay tuned.
Refer and Earn

Like our extensions? You're not alone! That's why they're used on tens of thousands of websites. Now you can earn 20% of any sale you refer to SourceCoast.com.

We provide excellent documentation, well laid out sales pages and great support. All you need to do is spread the word and we'll take care of the rest.

Learn About Our Affiliate Program