BuddyBoss Platform

Profile Names

In this tutorial, we show you how to configure Profile Names in the BuddyBoss Platform. You can choose how you want your member names to be displayed and if you want members to be anonymous.

Why Use Profile Names in BuddyBoss Platform?

You can choose how you want your member names to be displayed and if you want members to be anonymous. In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure the profile names that are used throughout your network when running a community on the BuddyBoss platform.

Configure Profile Names

Access to Profile Names

Navigate to BuddyBoss – Settings – Profiles. You will get the Profile Names section. There are three options for profile names:

  • First name
  • First name and last name
  • Nickname

Each of these options serves a unique purpose.

First Name

This option has three fields associated with it – First Name, Last Name, and Nickname. After selecting First Name don’t forget to click the Save Settings button. 

Let’s go to BuddyBoss – Profiles. As we have selected First Name, you can edit First Name, Last Name, and Nickname options here. 

We will see the fields of Last Name. You can set whether it is Required or Optional in the frontend. 

So the Frontend of the First Name is as follows

It totally depends on you how you want to display it to your members. 

First Name and Last Name

This option requires all three fields. Like you can see in the image below. After selecting First Name and Last Name, we click the Save Settings button.

Next we navigate to the Profiles and you can see three of the fields are available there. 

If you check out the frontend, you will see the user has first and last name. 


Lastly, we will select the Nickname option and hit the Save Settings button. Here you can disable the First and Last Name like we do. 

Have a look in the Profiles section, only Nickname is available there. 

So in the frontend we can see the user has the Nickname only. 

With these options, you can fully customize the naming scheme of your profile names. By configuring your profile names, you can make your network professional or anonymous, depending on your needs. 


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