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  • No way to change that. Stop using your existing login and create a new one.

    That stinks! Thank you for your quick answer!

    I have a plugins profile I contribute the Readable Names plugin. That’s why I put “doktor-bro” in the readme.txt of my plugin. But I cannot see my name on the bottom on plugins page. What is my contributor name?

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Doktor Bro, please contact

    Thank you, James!

    But there is a bug anyway. I can see my profile listed on as but the link is a white dead.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Yeah, they’re the only ones who can fix that.

    Can’t it be changed using phpMyAdmin?

    Only by the people at the other end of

    Yesterday I have written to the other end. Waiting…

    broken account


    Hmm, I think the support guy doesn’t understand my problem. I post my emails.

    My second email:

    Hi ****,

    yes, that is right. On my plugins page the author “Doktor
    Bro” is linked to This
    is a white screen of death 🙁 I have written about it in the forum
    first and the moderators pointed me to

    I’m sorry to be registered as “Doktor Bro”. There was no hints like
    “don’t use whitespace”. All I want is a working profile, like Matt

    You can change “Doktor Bro” to “doktorbro” or “anatolbroder”.

    And my 3rd email:

    sorry, I must explain. After my first email to, I
    have changed contributors name from “doktor-bro” to “Doktor Bro”. But it
    is not really better. We have 2 cases:
    1. “Contributors: doktor-bro” => The author name does not appear.
    2. “Contributors: Doktor Bro” => The author name and gravatar do
    appear. But the link to profile goes to a white dead.
    No matter what I do, it doesn’t work.

    I repeat, all I need is a working profile.

    Now I have created a new profile “doktorbro“. I ask myself if I’m able to transfer the plugin from “Doktor Bro” to “doktorbro” without support. It’s so frustrating…

    broken account


    I have written to the almighty Otto. Exactly 20 minutes later the reply came in:

    From what I can tell, you discovered that profiles doesn’t like spaces
    in names (we know), and so you made a username without a space in the
    name. Now you want to transfer a plugin from the old spaced account to
    the new spaceless one.

    This is easy. You can do it yourself.

    Step 1: Add the new account name as a committer. You appear to have done that.

    Step 2: Change the readme.txt file that comes with the plugin to have
    your new account name on the Contributors line.

    Step 3: Wait for the plugin data to update itself.

    We don’t really change account names or “transfer” things between them.

    I did it so. Then I have removed the whitespaced profile from the commiter list. Now everything is nice. This is the last post from my old account.



    Glad to hear that it’s resolved. I’m going to close off this thread now, as it was actually pretty old to start with and it’s best if any other folk just have their own thread.

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