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  1. lauras2009
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry to be entirely stupid but I just registered on wordpress.org and got this totally ugly password that I'd like to change. I don't see anyplace to do that however ...

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    after you login there is a link to your profile on the top of every forum page >> It says "View your profile". Follow that link. From there there is an edit link. Follow that link, and scroll down. Change your password.

  3. diroussel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow that was hard to find. I had to google this page to find out how to change my password. That 'view profile' link doesn't show up when yoyu first login, or from the plugins area of the website.

  4. WraithKenny
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i googled it too, 4th result... :(

  5. sintaks
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Haha... I googled it, too.

    Usability, folks. Usability.

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't get it. I clicked on my "view your profile" link, then the "edit" link, and there is the box to change my password right at the bottom of my profile page. How much more usability could you add? Maybe it takes a while to show up on a new account? I guess I don't know.
    Oh, well.

  7. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Maybe it takes a while to show up on a new account?

    No...it's there from the start...

  8. sneakrnet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you register with wordpress.org as I did, as a requirement before being allowed to download themes on the website, and you then log in on that page, there is no indication anywhere on the page about a profile.

    If you then navigate to the wordpress.org home page, or to the WordPress Extend home page, you don't find any link to a profile on those pages, either.

    If you then search within the wordpress.org website for how to change the password, you get help on how to change passwords on your personally administered wordpress site.

    So then, you probably do what I and the other posters in this thread did: use Google to discover the secret.

    No. We're not a bunch of blind idiots. Depending on what part of the website you're visiting when you register, you may or may not find an obvious link to a profile where you can change the password.

    I wouldn't have written this, but several posts in the thread imply that this is a user problem, and it is not; the profile link is absent from places where it ought to be (e.g., the wordpress.org home page, other key "home" pages, any page the user arrives at upon logging in).

    The user should not have to guess which page(s) to visit to discover a link to his/her profile.

    Tom Friend

  9. grex22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree completely -- this should be prominently displayed on every page once you're logged in.. I still can't find it!

  10. ljharb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree - I registered on the 'extend -> plugins' section, and there is no 'view your profile' link. Googling led me here, but without that, I'd have had no idea.

    1) Every place it says my account name and 'log out', the 'view my profile' link should show up.
    2) When I am logged in and I view my own profile (by clicking my username) from the plugins section, it takes me to my public profile. When I am logged in, this should take me to my private profile with edit links.

  11. DanBlank
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree with the last few commenters here... I had to Google to find this page, and then had to hunt around to actually get the "View your profile" link to appear. This should be displayed at the top of every page in the dark gray bar.

    Thanks for the help everyone.
    -Dan

  12. Ddesbiens
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same thing here. Never found the View profile link in other sections of this web site. I haved to search in Google... Too bad !!

  13. jazzerus
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same. The View Profile link is not present on the Extend section of the site, where I created my account. From what I can tell the link is only visible on the Forums section of the site -- which is the destination most people go to when they Google this problem. Yes - it's up there now, but that only because this post is in the Forums section of the site.

  14. Ivan Komarov
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanx to google )

  15. goesredy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks.

  16. unite-tyneside-health
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Bloody ridiculous! You get an email with the subject line, "WordPress.org Themes Password" and a password in Martian and the text says, "You can now log in to http://wordpress.org.extend.themes"

    You follow the link and having logged in, apparently with a special password just to access themes, there is NO link anywhere to anything to do with a profile or users - nothing. It is like you are NOT logged in.

    You are certainly not led to believe that you have been issued with a password for all of WordPress - just access to themes. And then there is no way to change it into a human language.

    I got here by searching WordPress.org for "change password" after "theme password change" didn't come up with anything useful, which baffled me.

    I have spent a happy couple of days familiarising myself with WordPress on WordPress.com, which is very easy to navigate, and did not expect to find this sort of careless, sloppy, obstructive design on WordPress.org.

    I hope to goodness that this is not an indication of the way things are implemented on WordPress.org or I have made a BIG mistake in choosing WordPress - what an introduction :-(

  17. hensem
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i too have to google and end up here.

    and "view your profile" link just show up here.

    all hail to google.

  18. thegreatco
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Why doesn't "view your profile" show up on any of the non-forum pages? That is where I got stuck, I was in the plugin section.

  19. innus
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    again, had to google this. Now, got to google how to edit my submitted plugin as well as I can't find that either..!

  20. robburgoyne
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    don't show up under plug-in section. Had to Google. Totally not obvious. Thanks for Google!

  21. thesheaf1912
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Embarrassing. I had to Google this as well.

  22. mariordan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I´m another who had to resort to Google to change my password, as I didn´t guess that the profile link was only on the Forum pages. Silly old me!

    The message from the above posts is loud and clear! Deafening, even...

  23. PatchworkRabbit
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Another googler here.

    Only putting "View Profile" on the forum pages is a bit silly.

    Design fail!

  24. ymladenov
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Lol!
    Can't believe I had to google how to change my password!

    Biggest usability mistake I've seen from WP so far..

  25. nateorme
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Googled to get here also. Is burying the profile link some kind of sick inside joke?

  26. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    how is it buried - it's right under your user name?

  27. jamescollett
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    YAGH - Yet Another Googler Here.

    I see that "Edit" link now. I swear it wasn't there when I first logged on with my Ugly password. Did someone say it is visible only in the Forum section? H'mm.

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