[wp-hackers] Why the prohibition on changing usernames

Beau Lebens beau at dentedreality.com.au
Thu Jun 18 17:15:09 GMT 2009

> In the user profile screen the username field is disabled... why is
> that? Everywhere I can think of in the DB uses the User ID not the
> username. Will the world explode on me if I allow the admin to change
> user's usernames?

Most likely to prevent breaking permalinks

e.g. http://website.com/author/yourname/

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