[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #1860: Valid characters in Wordpress usernames cause issues in BuddyPress

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Sun Mar 14 22:39:58 UTC 2010

#1860: Valid characters in Wordpress usernames cause issues in BuddyPress
 Reporter:  Zooney                                     |        Owner:            
     Type:  defect                                     |       Status:  closed    
 Priority:  major                                      |    Milestone:  1.2.3     
Component:  Activity                                   |   Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:  usernames, special characters, characters  |  
Changes (by cnorris23):

  * status:  reopened => closed
  * resolution:  => worksforme


 This has been fixed as of BP 1.2.1... somewhat. It's not a retroactive fix
 (it won't fix current users with non-alpha-numeric characters), but I will
 prevent this issue from happening with future user registrations.

 > Usernames with "@" or "." characters appear to be perfectly valid as
 Wordpress usernames.

 Usernames containing these characters weren't actually valid WP usernames.
 While they may have worked for login purposes, had you signed up through
 WP instead of BP, you would have been denied. Revision [2752] of BP (ended
 up being part of BP 1.2.1) switched to using a WP function to validate
 usernames. This function only allows alpha-numeric characters.

 For those who have users experiencing this issue, might I suggest you
 offer to change their username to a valid username, or even allow them to
 pick a completely new username. User activity on both WP and BP is tied to
 a user ID, so changing their user name should only minimally affect them.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1860#comment:20>
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