Support » Plugin: Asgaros Forum » Possible privacy concern: removing public usernames

  • Resolved lucio7


    Hi Thomas,

    As usual, your forum rocks.

    Now on one thing which has become an issue a few times for me and, I supect, for others.

    Some people register on WordPress with their email.
    Then, when we enable the option “enable mentioning”, that email becomes visible to everyone.
    It can become a privacy issue, and even a possible source of spam for the users.

    Unluckily WordPress doesn’t allow usernames to be changed.

    Do you think we can keep the mentioning option but remove the usernames from appearing?

    See a picture for what I mean:


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  • Plugin Author Asgaros


    Hello @lucio7

    The main-problem here is that only the username can be safely used for mentioning-purposes because it is guaranteed to be unique. This does not hold for the display-name because multiple users can use the same name for it.

    However, you can hide it by using the following CSS code which you can add it Forum -> Appearance -> Custom CSS:

    span.mention-nice-name {
        display: none !important;

    Yeah, I see your point.

    I tried that code in the forum and didn’t work.
    Then I inserted it Appearance -> Customize -> Custom CSS, and it worked like a charm.

    Hopefully, it’s the same in there?

    Thank you so much!

    Plugin Author Asgaros



    Yes, both is fine! 🙂

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