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Real Name In Profile And Postbit
Mod Version: 4.0.3, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (24 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 196
Released: 27 Nov 2009 Last Update: 11 Dec 2010 Downloads: 1026
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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

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 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.

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Old 13 May 2016, 18:43
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MarkFL MarkFL is offline
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Real name: Mark
Originally Posted by justasiam View Post
Sweet!! Thank you!! Now I can invite other people to the site to write articles and have their Real Name display on it. Nice!!!

Are you done on my site? Can I lower your access? I might need you again, who knows? Lol
I added two scripts to the array of script in which the plugin is active so the "Real Name" shows up on the memberaction dropdown there too.

Yes, as long as you are happy, I am done and you can reassign my account to another usergroup (best for security), and then if you need me again, you can put me back as an admin at that time.
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Old 13 May 2016, 19:15
justasiam justasiam is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
BTW, I marked this as installed and voted for it as well.

Your demo link does not work. If you want, you can use my site as the demo link.
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