[wp-hackers] Filter display_name?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue May 18 13:29:39 UTC 2010

Why not use some javascript to modify the contents of it? jQuery is
loaded on that page, and you can access it easily enough with

The actual value of the element is sent back as is and saved, so
whatever you change it to will be valid.


On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Thomas Scholz <info at toscho.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m building a website where some of the user have academic grades in their
> names, eg.: »Ph.D. Jon Doe«.
> Now I want my users give the ability to decide if this title appears in
> their public name – so I cannot just add the string to the first name.
> Unfortunately, the display names to choose from are printed without any
> filter in /wp-admin/user-edit.php.
> I’ve added a contact field with the same key, but the original field is not
> completely removable because the table row lacks a unique id attribute, that
> I could address in a stylesheet. The visual result is somewhat confusing.
> Any ideas for an elegant solution? Should I file a bug report?
> Regards
> Thomas
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