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Disable Nickname? (7 posts)

  1. getgarnett
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a plugin to disable "Nickname" from the User Menu?


  2. getgarnett
    Posted 6 years ago #


  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I doubt there's a plugin for it. But you could just go into the user-edit.php file and edit it out.

    Look for this:

    <p><label><?php _e('Nickname:') ?><br />
    <input type="text" name="nickname" value="<?php echo $profileuser->nickname ?>" /></label></p>

    And change it to disable or remove it.

  4. af3
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto42, thanks for that.

    Instead of disabling/deleting, how to make sure that nicknames are unique? (so a user does'nt steal a nickname of the blog admin, for example).

  5. whooami
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Plugin Name: Impostercide
    Plugin URI: http://www.skippy.net/blog/plugins
    Description: Prevents unauthenticated users from "signing" a comment with a registered users email address
    Version: 1.2
    Author: Scott Merrill
    Author URI: http://www.skippy.net/
    Copyright (c) 2005 Scott Merrill (skippy@skippy.net)
    many thanks to Mark Jaquith for the name "Impostercide"

  6. StrangeAttractor
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whooami, the links in the code you quoted don't work because he's no longer supporting his WP plugins.

    But you can get the original PHP file for Impostercide here:


  7. af3
    Posted 6 years ago #

    cool! will try this out. thanks

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