[wp-hackers] Changing username - WordPress

Robert Lusby nanogwp at gmail.com
Wed May 9 13:15:32 UTC 2012

On 09/05/2012 13:36, Mika A Epstein wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Mika. Been having this discussion recently, and came to the 
conclusion that "email address" is best practise for a username.

Users can remember it, it saves having to create "another" unique 
identifer (email address should be unique anyway), and provides for a 
quicker "sign-up" process.

The down side - of course - being that email addresses change (hence the 
question above). Quite sure there will be people on both sides of the 
fence on this one.


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