[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3573: BP 1.5 - Auto Complete of to: field when sending private message

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Tue Sep 13 00:16:08 UTC 2011

#3573: BP 1.5 - Auto Complete of to: field when sending private message
 Reporter:  simon_said    |       Owner:
     Type:  defect        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Messaging     |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback  |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:  needs-testing => dev-feedback


 The problem arises when the username has periods in it. By default,
 BuddyPress uses user_nicename (rather than user_login) when referencing
 users. WordPress does not allow periods in the user_nicename column.

 The immediate answer is to put the following in your wp-config.php file,
 which will solve the problem:

 Devs - we could also be a bit more generous in some of our core functions,
 and be a bit more generous about the distinction between username
 compatibility mode on and off. See 3573.01.diff for an example of what I
 mean. FWIW I think that we probably should implement something like
 3573.01.diff in any case, since at the moment bp_core_get_userid() is not

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3573#comment:1>
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