[wp-hackers] Changing username - WordPress

Mika A Epstein ipstenu at ipstenu.org
Wed May 9 15:29:16 UTC 2012

*heh* The latter comment was more in general than to you, Mike. I know who you are ;)

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

On 9 May 2012, at 10:08:26AM, Mike Little wrote:

> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Mika A Epstein <ipstenu at ipstenu.org> wrote:
>> Really that's not THAT hard. Just run a check on email address at
>> registration. if NOT foo at myschool.edu ...
>> I want to say I've seen a plugin for that. As for the one-ring email
>> issues, you may be better off just making accounts for them. But that's a
>> YMMV edge case :/ Study WP and create your workflow for what it is, rather
>> than trying to force WP to fit the workflow you have. :) Sometimes you have
>> to be more adaptable than your tool.
> WordPress normally refuses to create a user with a duplicate email (it's
> not directly filterable -- I ended up defining WP_IMPORTING to hack around
> the problem). And we needed some users to have valid emails, so we wanted
> to keep the existing validation in place, just add to it to say 'empty is
> ok', 'duplicate is ok' (for the right type of user). Plus it wasn't one
> particular school it was *any* school.
> The project started in the 2.9 era too, where there were less hooks to do
> what we wanted. On top of that it's multisite, which adds it's own hoops to
> jump through, like not creating users at all on registration, and expecting
> to validate/activate via an email -- oops! not everyone has an email.
> Note: I have successfully overcome all these problems, but some things were
> harder than others.
> Also we are running at 20,000+ users so creating by hand was not an option.
> And finally, I *have* studied WordPress -- for slightly longer than anyone
> but Matt :-)
> Mike
> -- 
> Mike Little
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