This is a feature I would like to see as well. I’ve always assigned users non-standard usernames, and it was only recently that I realised that WordPress just displays those usernames blithely. If there had been a warning when assigning usernames that they would be visible to all readers hovering over/clicking an author-link (so long as one is using pretty-permalinks) then perhaps I wouldn’t have done that – if I’d just made the username their actual name then it wouldn’t be so obvious (although of course any serious hacker will have picked up on this).
It seems like a whole level of security with usernames has been lost by not having the author-link use either the “display name publicly” tag or the author-ID number instead of the username.
I will consider creating this plugin. Give me ideas how exactly you would like it to work.
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