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  • I’m teaching high school and some students find it amusing to “hijack” another users display name and post a message that they wouldn’t post under their own name. Is their any way that I as the administrator can prevent this?

    Thanks DR

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  • Hi,

    There is no direct hack or plugin. But you can do it by editing the wp-admin/profile.php file and remove the display name section from there.


    Shane G.


    Thanks. Your suggestion makes sense; however, I installed and am running WP from within yahoo’s web hosting service and I can’t find the wp-admin/profile.php file.

    Maybe its been renamed or maybe I don’t know where to look.

    Thanks again. DR



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    Yahoo might limit access to some of the core files – which would explain why you can’t see wp-admin/profile.php. I’m wondering if some of the role management plugins might be useful here – especially ones that allow you assign individual privileges.


    I’m a complete novice – don’t know much about “role management plug-ins” so I have emailed yahoo. Hope that they have some ideas.

    Thanks, DR

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