1. Display Name


Nova 2

Display Name



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Requires Nova 2.7

Allows characters to use a Display Name as an alternative to the First Name, Last Name, Suffix which is the default in Nova.



Nova 2.7
This add-on may work with Nova 2.7, but members of the community haven’t confirmed

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Install instructions

Display Name - A Nova Extension

This extension allows characters to use a Display Name as an alternative to the First Name, Last Name, Suffix which is default in Nova. If Display Name is blank the default method will be displayed.

This extension requires:

  • Nova 2.7.5+

Upgrade Considerations

  • If upgrading Nova 2.6+ with this Nove Extension already deployed:
  • Remove $config['extensions']['enabled'][] = 'nova_ext_display_name'; from application/config/extensions.php prior to the Nova upgrade.
  • After upgrading Nova to 2.7.5+, follow the installation steps below. The database tables still contain your data


  • Copy the entire directory into applications/extensions/nova_ext_display_name.
  • Add the following to application/config/extensions.php:
$config['extensions']['enabled'][] = 'nova_ext_display_name';

Setup Using Admin Panel - Preferred

  • Navigate to your Admin Control Panel
  • Choose Display Name under Manage Extensions
  • Create Database Columns by clicking "Create Column" for each column. Once all columns are added the message "All expected columns found in the database" will appear.
  • Click Update Controller Information to add the get_character_name function to your application/models/characters_model.php file.

Installation is now complete!


  • Create or Edit a character.
  • Enter a Display Name.
  • Enter other values as normal.
  • Save or Submit
  • If Display Name is present the value will be displayed on the Manifest.


If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please report it on GitHub in the issue tracker here:


Copyright (c) 2023 Reece Savage.

This module is open-source software licensed under the MIT License. The full text of the license may be found in the LICENSE file.


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