Support » Plugin: Jetpack - WP Security, Backup, Speed, & Growth » Jetpack & WP user ID

  • Resolved Aleks


    What is the relationship between a WordPress User ID and a Linked Jetpack user.

    The reason why we ask is, we have created a plugin which allows an Admin to change the User ID. We have done a number of tests with Jetpack and found that changing the Linked Users ID, it needs to be re-appoved, the connect to some times works, the most reliable way we found was to deactivate Jetpack, change the User ID, the Activate Jetpack, then re-connect to and select approve. This works well.

    We where wonder if there is something we can change in the database which will avoid the deactivation/activation of Jetpack, we do see it creates a number of transient tables for the old ID’s, based on the email & ID.

    Any help on this would be great.


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  • Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    Jetpack Mechanic šŸš€

    While you don’t need to deactivate / reactivate Jetpack, you will indeed need to disconnect the site from, and then reconnect it. This can be done from the Jetpack menu in the dashboard.

    I’m afraid that will always be necessary, as the connection relies on data that lives on itself. It can only be updated with a reconnection.

    I hope this clarifies things a bit.

    Thread Starter Aleks


    Hi Jeremy,

    Thank you for your answer, we figured as much, we did try a lot of other techniques, but it always required a disconnect and reconnect then approval for the so called new user, even tho it was only an ID change, I think see it as a new user.

    We have put instructions into our plug when we detect Jetpack is active to make should the user knows if they change the ID of the Linked User in Jetpack, they need to follow the instructions.




    “we have created a plugin which allows an Admin to change the User ID” Are you willing to share that? I’ve been dying for a solution to easily change user IDs in Multisite for ages!

    I found your plugin
    However I’m still up a creek without a paddle as I’m using multisite.

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