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Real Name In Profile And Postbit
by Mosh
27 Nov 2009 01:03

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What Does This Hack Do?

This is an update to my 3.8.x version of this hack, designed to work with vBulletin v4.0.x.

A very simple hack to display your real name in your profile and postbit (or postbit legacy), just like here at vBulletin.org.

If no real name is entered, then it will not display in the postbit (or postbit legacy).

DEMO: View it in action here.

This hack was created because of a request by Hannan here.

Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.

vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 4.0.0 - 4.2.0.

For the v3.8.x version of this hack, which will also work with v3.7.x and v3.6.x - check here.

Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.

Install/Uninstall Instructions

The Real Name In Profile And Postbit Installation Instructions 4.0.xxx.pdf instructions file is included in attached .zip (includes visual instructions).
NOTE: If upgrading then just do Step 2 and Step 3 again.


I would like to thank the following people for their translations:
Version History

v4.0.3 - Saturday 11th December 2010
-- Fixed: "maxversion" so product can be installed on vBulletin 4.1.0 and above
-- Changed: version number formatting

v4.0.002 - Monday 28th June 2010
-- Was released at Wolfshead Solutions on Sunday 20th June 2010
-- Updated: Plugin to also work on vBulletin 4.0.4
-- Updated: 25/7/2010, removed global $vbulletin statement .... pretty embarrassed, thanks for Boofo for pointing it out (version number not updated)

v4.0.001 - Friday 27th November 2009
-- Initial v4.0.x Release


Thanks go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code.

Show Your Appreciation

Although not required, if you have enjoyed the benefits of this hack, and would like show your appreciation for my efforts, then please feel free to click on the Support Developer link and donate any amount you feel is appropriate.

Zaiaku 27 Nov 2009 02:01

Anyway you could do this without creating a profile field? I know its small potatoes but just trying to get around that. Perfect positioning on the profile tab!!!

Mosh 27 Nov 2009 03:39


Originally Posted by Zaiaku (Post 1921443)
Anyway you could do this without creating a profile field? I know its small potatoes but just trying to get around that. Perfect positioning on the profile tab!!!

Nope, sorry :(

SİMAR 27 Nov 2009 15:41

thanks man

ndahiya 28 Nov 2009 14:16

1. Just a small issue... In the postbit, it is showing the title as "Real Name", instead of the title of the field as defined (I use "Full name" for example). on the member info page, it shows up correctly.

2. can we have an option to hide the full name from not logged in users?

3. also, wonder if it possible to show the Full name more prominently, esp in the member info page (say just below/instead of the username).



Silencer Groans 29 Nov 2009 01:58

1 Attachment(s)
Excellent .. Thank you

Annex in Arabic with your permission

PinkLiquorice 29 Nov 2009 07:07

Thank you for upgrading :)

znop 30 Nov 2009 20:04

thank you.

Dr.osamA 01 Dec 2009 12:52

thank you.
The Cigar Boss

Mosh 22 Dec 2009 23:01

Tested and working fine with vBulletin 4.0.0 Gold.

I will no longer be supporting Alpha, Beta & Release Candidates of vBulletin 4.0.0.

Mosh 02 Jan 2010 02:21

Hi all,

It is with regret that after over 4 years (and thousands of hours) spent providing free support for my free hacks released here, as of today I will no longer be able to provide support for free.

This is due to being unemployed for a while, being strapped for cash and unable to rely on the virtually non-existant donations from here to help to pay the bills or put food on the table for my family. I am now providing all support for my free hacks released here over at Wolfshead Solutions via an annual support subscription (for a small fee).

It does not mean I will be no longer release free hacks, I will, I just no longer be supporting them for free.

My free hacks have and always will remain free to download and use. And so will updates/bug fixes.

I will be releasing more free hacks, but if you require any support at all for those free hacks, you will need to purchase an annual support subscription over at Wolfshead Solutions to receive support.

I am really sorry I have to do this, but revenue generated by my programming gigs are now my only source of income, and I can no longer afford the luxury of providing free support here, when that time can be spent creating new commerial products, doing paid work requests or providing paid support to pay the bills.

Thank you for the understanding.



vap0r-7 21 Feb 2010 19:14

Do you have an eta on an update for 4.0.2

Mosh 22 Feb 2010 03:55


Originally Posted by vap0r-7 (Post 1988201)
Do you have an eta on an update for 4.0.2

This hack already works with vBulletin 4.0.2, which is why it does not need to be updated.

COL NIL SATIS 24 Feb 2010 18:21

Thanks for this !!!! installed

Markos 05 Mar 2010 18:23

i want to rap a box around it anyone tell me what template i edit


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