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Require First and Last Name


Require first and last name from users who are editing their profiles.

The HTML5 required attribute is added, the text “(required)” is added next to the fields, and the data is verified to be non-empty on save.

Development of this plugin was supported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Shakespeare Project.


Add the plugin to your wp-plugins directory and activate, and you’re done!


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Contributors & Developers

“Require First and Last Name” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


  • Made localizable


  • Initial upload
  • Added HTML5 required attribute


  • Initial version