Change BuddyPress User Display Name and Slug


This plugin will allow you to change the display name and slug ( for a certain user.
It also changes the BuddyPress display name and all existing mentions in discussions and activity.

Shortly, this plugin will do the following:

  • Update nicename/slug and display name for WordPress user
  • Update user’s BuddyPress display name
  • Update user’s existing mentions in BuddyPress discussions and BuddyPress activity

The WordPress database tables where the above user details are replaced are:

  • wp_users
  • wp_bp_activity
  • wp_bp_messages_messages
  • wp_bp_messages_meta
  • wp_usermeta
  • wp_bp_xprofile_data
  • wp_bp_activity
  • wp_posts

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact MemberFix.


  1. Download the zipped file.
  2. Extract and upload the contents of the folder to /wp-contents/plugins/ folder.
  3. Go to the Plugin management page of WordPress admin section and enable the ‘Change BuddyPress User Display Name and Slug’ plugin.

After the plugin is installed and before you use it, please perform a database backup.

After the backup is done go to Plugin Settings page (Users > Change BuddyPress User Display Name and Slug), add the username of the user and the new Display Name and click “Submit”.

Contributors & Developers

“Change BuddyPress User Display Name and Slug” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.