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Change display and link name here (20 posts)

  1. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I saw that it is possible to change the display name here. I also would like to change my profile link name. Is that possible or would it be possible if I change it at gravatar.com?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you mean the site that your profile links to> If so, that can also be changed via the Edit option on your profile page.

  3. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey esmi,

    thanks for your answer. I mean these two names:

    http://postimage.org/image/t1s8lchuf/

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your username cannot be changed, I'm afraid. Not even by the forum mods/admins.

  5. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But can I change my E-Mail an let the profile getting inactive and then create a new profile?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Absolutely. That's usually what we suggest when people want a different username.

  7. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, thanks alot.

  8. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I changed my E-Mail but If I want to register a new account it says "Email already exists". Or does it takes some time?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What email address are you trying to use to register again?

  10. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The same I had before. But I changed it in my current profile.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The same I had before.

    Which was...?

  12. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I used kontakt [at] julianclaus.de and changed it to sevensupreme [at] hotmail.com to use kontakt [at] julianclaus.de in my new account.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you been able to register a new account with this email address now?

  14. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately not. What could be the reason?

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure. Off to do some digging on this one for you...

  16. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, thank you!

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK - got the answer. There's good & bad news.

    Bad news: the user details are actually cached (at the server level I assume) - which is why you're getting the "Email address already in use" message even though you've modified your existing profile.

    Good news: the cache will expire in a day or two - at which point, you should be able to create a new account with your chosen email address.

    If you're still having problems after 2 days (or you need that new account sooner rather than later), drop me a line via esmi [at] quirm dot net and we'll try to expedite things for you.

  18. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cool, okay. I already thought something like this.

  19. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I just talked with Ryan from gravatar. If you redirected my problem thank you! Because it is working at gravatar now.

    But still not in wordpress.org. I really dont understand that. I thought both accounts are associated.

  20. Julian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey,

    I still cant register with my old E-Mail. Still "E-Mail already exists".

    Any further help?

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