We're using the WordPress integration of CiviCRM.

When we create a new WordPress user, civiCRM creates a new Contact - Good.

However, when it does this is creates an Individual type Contact. I want civiCRM to create Organization type Contact when I create a new WordPress user.

Is this possible? If not, am I able to convert Individuals into Organizations? I've seen an extension for it on the site but didn't know if it worked well or if there were alternatives.

Thank you for any advice

  • in general users are expected to be individuals as they have more fingers to type with than an organisation
    – petednz - fuzion
    Commented Aug 7, 2019 at 23:07

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I have used the Contact Editor extension to change households to individuals. It should change individuals to organizations but I have never tried this.

I can't speak towards changing CiviCRM contacts synced to WordPress users. This could have an adverse effect so I would proceed cautiously.

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