[wp-hackers] Changing username - WordPress
mjsafoxy at gmail.com
Wed May 9 18:26:17 UTC 2012
In short I have not really had issues when changing usernames, even on MU sites.
FYI, there is a nice plugin for doing this:
Prevents you having to mess around in PHPMyAdmin. :)
On 9 May 2012 16:29, Mika A Epstein <ipstenu at ipstenu.org> wrote:
> *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 Little
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