RealName: Using Profile fields to set a user's displayed name

You've spent a lot of time and effort setting up nice profile fields for your user's name. Aren't you tired of seeing "Submitted by Nancy on Sun, June 1, 2008 at 8:00 am?" Wouldn't it be nice if it said "Submitted by Miss Nancy the Great ..." instead? Or how about all those user links saying the name you set up rather than just "Nancy"?

The RealName module< allows the administrator to choose fields from the user profile that will be used to add a "real name" element (method) to a user object. Hook_user is used to automatically add this to any user object that is loaded. It will also optionally set all nodes to show this name.


Standard module installation applies.


The only menu item is for the settings page.


The settings page is at Administer >> User >> Realname.

This is where you choose which fields from the profile will be used to create the user's RealName.

Note: Currently only "single line textfield" data will be shown. It is anticipated that this will be improved in the near future.

The "Separator" value will be placed between the pieces of the name.


There are no new permissions. The settings page is controlled by the "administer users" permission.


As always, issues should be reported in the issue queue< rather than here.