[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7932: BP Owner's gMail Address Appears as the Username

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Thu Jul 19 16:30:41 UTC 2018

#7932: BP Owner's gMail Address Appears as the Username
 Reporter:  pastordatm    |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Core          |     Version:  3.0.0
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 Hello - Thanks for the report!

 When creating a user account, BuddyPress (and WordPress) ask you to
 provide a username. It is not generated automatically. For example, see
 [attachment:"Screenshot_2018-07-19_11-24-52.png"], which is a screenshot
 from https://datm.org/register/. Likewise, if you create an account via
 Dashboard > Users, you'll be prompted to enter the username manually.

 If you're using email addresses as usernames, then the "truncation" you've
 described - `pastordatmgmail-com` - is expected behavior. @-mentions and
 profile URLs are built using what's called in WordPress the
 "user_nicename", which is generally a version of the user_login (ie the
 username) that is URL-friendly. In your case, this means removing the @
 sign, and replacing the `.` with a `-`.

 If you'd like to prevent users from entering an email address when
 creating a username, you might consider a plugin like
 https://wordpress.org/plugins/restrict-usernames/, which I think will work
 with BuddyPress.

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