I've written a plugin to allow authentication to a WordPress install via an external API. Everything is working except the first and last names are not being set for the new WordPress user created by the plugin when a login attempt passes the external authentication.
Here's the really strange part: one of the selectable display names is the first and last names coming in from the external API.
$userdata = array( 'user_email' => $ext_user['email'], 'user_login' => $ext_user['email'], 'first_name' => $ext_user['firstName'], 'last_name' => $ext_user['lastName'], 'role' => $user_role ); $new_user_id = wp_insert_user( $userdata ); $user = new WP_User ($new_user_id);
That's the code I'm using to create the new users. I have logged both
$ext_user['lastName'] just before filling the
$userdata array to ensure those values are coming through properly and they are. I can't understand how they can be in the Display Name field but the First Name and Last Name fields are blank. Can anyone help?
UPDATE: This install runs the Cimy User Extra Fields plugin. At first, I thought this might be the culprit, but I disabled it and the issue persists. Maybe that's still the problem, but I don't know how to determine. Could this plugin replace the default first and last name fields?