[resolved] Allow Admins to Change Usernames (3 posts)

  1. Floridan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    At this time there is no permanent way to block spam bots from creating user accounts in WordPress - even with Captcha. So maybe in the next release, developers can give admins the ability to change usernames? Right now the usernames cannot be changed, even by admins.

    I find it effective to change a banned user's password so they can't log back in. But they can simply request a new password.

    If admins were allowed to change usernames as well as passwords, it would prevent banned users and spam bots from simply requesting a new password because they would get a message saying that the username does not exist.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. Floridan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks esmi! I think the 'Restrict Usernames' plugin will do the trick. :)

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