[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14644: Administrator should be able to change usernames

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Tue May 12 09:49:56 UTC 2015

#14644: Administrator should be able to change usernames
 Reporter:  holizz              |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request     |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal              |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Users               |     Version:
 Severity:  normal              |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback close  |     Focuses:

Comment (by ideag):

 Replying to [comment:24 chriscct7]:
 > Among other things, it's stored in post meta, and many plugins are built
 around the idea of usernames not changing. If they've stored the username
 and are doing lookups by username instead of the user_id you break all of
 Sigh, thats why we can't have nice things... Any particular plugins doing
 just that (storing user_login and then doing lookups)? I just did a quick
 scan through a dozen or so of my sites and haven't found such instances,
 but my plugin usage is pretty limited - I mostly use popular, well coded
 stuff. I wonder how widespread this use-case actually is.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14644#comment:27>
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