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Name as First Name and Last Name

Post by ShibumiDesign » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:08 pm

Is there some particular reason WHY joomla has never incorporated this feature? Why should everyone have to deal with just "Name"? as most people have 2 names, first name and a last name... so why joomla doesn't have that functionality to have "First Name" and "Last Name" on the registration form is beyond me.

This would also make more sense when displaying username, or "first name" as most people would like a choice without having to display their "last name". How hard would it be to break "Name" into 2 separate fields "First Name" and "Last Name" and have that part of core Joomla??
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Re: Name as First Name and Last Name

Post by brian » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:38 am

Does everyone really have a two part name?
Is the first name always the common name?
Is the last name always the family name?
Is it always correct to call someone by their common name or should it be by their family name

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Re: Name as First Name and Last Name

Post by ShibumiDesign » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:05 pm

Hi Brian,

My point is, you should at least have the option to have users input "common" name and "family" name. If I am building a customer database, I want both... in most cases "family" name would never be displayed except to admins, and to the user in their profile page.
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Re: Name as First Name and Last Name

Post by brian » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:34 pm

If you read the presentation that I linked to you will see that not everyone will have a common name AND a family name.


So you want to use the user management system as a customer database. Probably not the ideal thing to use but if thats what you want to do then I would either ADD extra fields as needed to the registration form or use one of the many alternative registration/userdatabase systems available in the extensions directoty
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