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  • getgarnett


    Is there a plugin to disable “Nickname” from the User Menu?


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  • getgarnett



    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)


    I doubt there’s a plugin for it. But you could just go into the user-edit.php file and edit it out.

    Look for this:

    <p><label><?php _e('Nickname:') ?><br />
    <input type="text" name="nickname" value="<?php echo $profileuser->nickname ?>" /></label></p>

    And change it to disable or remove it.

    Otto42, thanks for that.

    Instead of disabling/deleting, how to make sure that nicknames are unique? (so a user does’nt steal a nickname of the blog admin, for example).




    Plugin Name: Impostercide
    Plugin URI:
    Description: Prevents unauthenticated users from “signing” a comment with a registered users email address
    Version: 1.2
    Author: Scott Merrill
    Author URI:
    Copyright (c) 2005 Scott Merrill (
    many thanks to Mark Jaquith for the name “Impostercide”

    Whooami, the links in the code you quoted don’t work because he’s no longer supporting his WP plugins.

    But you can get the original PHP file for Impostercide here:

    cool! will try this out. thanks

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