[Resolved] Change WordPress.org Login Name
No way to change that. Stop using your existing login and create a new one.
I have a plugins profile http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/profile/doktor-bro 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?
Doktor Bro, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, James!
But there is a bug anyway. I can see my profile listed on http://profiles.wordpress.org//users/ as
http://profiles.wordpress.org/users/Doktor%20Bro/but the link is a white dead.
Only by the people at the other end of email@example.com.
Yesterday I have written to the other end. Waiting…
Hmm, I think the support guy doesn’t understand my problem. I post my emails.
My second email:
yes, that is right. On my plugins page
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/readable-names/ the author “Doktor
Bro” is linked to http://profiles.wordpress.org/users/Doktor+Bro/. This
is a white screen of death 🙁 I have written about it in the forum
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/change-wordpressorg-login-name?replies=10#post-1694914 and the moderators pointed me to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, 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…
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.
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