[wp-hackers] Changing username - WordPress

Mika A Epstein ipstenu at ipstenu.org
Wed May 9 12:36:46 UTC 2012

Serialization in WP Multisite would be my first guess.

Speaking from a purely administrative standpoint, users who change their username come in two kinds.

1) People who made bad usernames and want to rectify their lack of foresight
2) a**hats who like to pretend to be other people, just to piss you off

Because of #2, I've always been pro-locking a username down. Display name, fine. But your user name is your username. Choose wisely, Indy.

Mika A Epstein (aka Ipstenu)
http://ipstenu.org | http://halfelf.org

On 9 May 2012, at 4:11:34AM, Robert Lusby wrote:

> Is there a valid reason you can not change your username via the user editor in wp-admin?
> Can't seem to see anything, but suspect there might be?
> Looking to 'create' this functionality on the front-end, (where username is email address), however wondering what/if any side effects this may cause?
> Thanks as ever,
> Rob.
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