[wp-hackers] Why the prohibition on changing usernames

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Thu Jun 18 18:48:27 GMT 2009

Sounds like by implementing redirects ala posts with changed slugs  
this concern could be resolved?

-Mike Schinkel
WordPress Custom Plugins

On Jun 18, 2009, at 1:15 PM, Beau Lebens wrote:

>> 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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