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Core enhancement: User display name
#1
I am considering adding display name support for users to core.

This is a non security sensitive, non userid info field for a user to be used for public display, such as author, or updated by or logged in user etc. without worrying about exposing login credentials.

I think renaming username to userid would be wise, but it will cause confusion, so it will not change.

The new user field will simply be "name" or "displayname"

See attached image for settings example ( not a mockup )

Feedback welcome

Are there any core functions you guys know of that we need to add this field to or perhaps helpers like getusersname() etc.
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#2
Also should this be added to the install ?

Maybe with some new tips also for the fields.
see attached

Or just make it optional to be filled in later ?
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#3
Call a duck a duck?

Call the new display name "Display Name" (rather than just "Name")

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#4
Yeah I was kind of thinking along those lines as well, but we don't actually "display" anything by default, plugins would.

But it does convey that its intended to be a public title, and imagine users and devs would use it that way.

Plus we have "username" hence "displayname"

I edited main post to reflect this logical suggestion.
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#5
I agree 100% this option should exist in the core. It can be used in many plugins.
displayname would be my preferred choice of node.
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#6
I like this idea.
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#7
username should also appear in page's backup information table.
Both who deleted, and last edited the page would be great to know.
Especially when trying to find out who was responsible for breaking the page.
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#8
yojoe Wrote:username should also appear in page's backup information table.
Both who deleted, and last edited the page would be great to know.
Especially when trying to find out who was responsible for breaking the page.

This would be great. Then I can tell a client they were the ones who broke it Wink
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#9
I think it's not needed to fill in at install. Especially since (what you say) it's only used in plugins.

p.s. Is there a thinkable (future) core function this can be used for?
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#10
This has been added to SVN
http://code.google.com/p/get-simple-cms/source/detail?r=755
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#11
Awesome new feature!
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