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Ability to change username

June 26, 2019 · 16:52 · Sean King
Description

One of the things that irritates me about WordPress is that users aren't able to change their username and I never have heard a good reason why. If ClassicPress included the ability for users to do that, it would give them a good advantage to WordPress.

Voters
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Discussion
James Nylen

Harder than it seems. Here are several good reasons why this is not supported by default: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39123

Tim Kaye

I'd love to know why this might be an irritant. When I started using WordPress, I thought this was an odd restriction. But the only time I have ever come across a reason to change a username is immediately after initial registration, when I usually run some custom code hooked to user_register to change the username to a specific pattern that I like to use.