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User Id's missing in 3.1 (19 posts)

  1. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It seems that the user ID's have disappeared and I can't seem to get them to show anywhere. Anyone have any idea how to tell what the user ID's are now?

  2. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I used to go in the Super admin (network admin now) and under the users tab, the first column was user ID's. Since the update, that column no longer exists and I have plugins that require me to manually enter in that user ID. Any idea how to get that user ID column back?

  3. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I noticed that also the "Name" Column is now blank. That used to show what name you wanted the user to be shown as.

    Hasn't anyone else experienced issues with users since the update?

  4. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It also appears that Site ID's are gone as well, which will make mapping domains rather difficult if you cannot see the site ID.

  5. which will make mapping domains rather difficult if you cannot see the site ID.

    um, no - you can still map sites by visiting the admin area of that site, then mapping it.

    Network admin is the replacement of Super Admin. It's a whole separate new area.

    And hover over the site name in the listing, as well as the users.

  6. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I understand that their is a new admin area, but important columns are no longer showing. That is my entire point.

    Hovering shows the normal options, but I still do not see where the User ID / Site ID columns went as well as why the Name columns are now blank for the users.

    By domain mapping, I meant Network Settings->Settings->Domain that asks for the site ID (whose column no longer shows up when you look under sites).

    Do you see what I am talking about? Is there a genuine problem with columns missing or am I the only one experiencing this issue? As a sidenote I have been using Multisite fine for a few months now.

  7. By domain mapping, I meant Network Settings->Settings->Domain that asks for the site ID (whose column no longer shows up when you look under sites).

    Yes, I know where that is. i'm suggesting you go to the SITE itself and look under Tools -> Domain Mapping. You can map the domain from there without inputting the ID becasue it assumes the site you are on is the one you are mapping.

    why the Name columns are now blank for the users.

    i'm seeign this too, but I still see the username. IME many users don't fill out the name anyway, so for me this is a minor issue.

    Yes, the ID column is gone. But you can still SEE the ID when you hover over the name of the site. I just checked. you see a string in the bottom of your broswer that ends with site-info.php?ID=3 or whatever number it is.

  8. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok I see what your saying about seeing the ID in the browser link, but that seems rather counter-intuitive. No idea why the ID columns would be removed. The name column may seem minor, but I always change my users appearance to something different than what the actual username is. That column being blank or filled is how I check if I have updated the username properly.

    Are both of these issues bugs with the new update or was this change meant to be like this?

  9. raywaldo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have been searching for the ID's also. I even tried some of the plugins that used to work and nothing would bring them back to the lists.
    Thanks @Andrea_r for the tip. But I agree with @kyp83 that such use is NOT intuitive.
    What is the reasoning of removing the ID fields from the respective lists. I used them to sort users - since the highest UserID is the newest and may need to be "moderated" at times. Although the "Registered" field does it, I was just confused.
    I have always thought that the default sort should be last registered at the top. Now, it is a two-step process to get there: sort on registered & then reverse sort. And for those of us with slow servers, that is a bit frustrating.

  10. Or click on the upper right section where it shows a link to the last page of your user listing?

    Also, the search box has been revamped.

  11. marikamitsos
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ raywaldo and kyp83,
    Have you tried this? Reveal IDs.
    I find it really helpful and well maintained as well.

  12. raywaldo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @marikamitsos - yes but it does not work in the network admin (for site/blog ids or user id). At least, I could not manage to get it to do so.

  13. kyp83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The thing is, the ID columns (and the name column for users) were fine until the 3.1 update and the new Network Settings Interface. There are even new options to turn on and off what columns you want to be shown by default, but for some reason, ID's is not one of those options. I am sure it was just an oversight, but it really is an issue that needs to be fixed. There are numerous reasons why ID's are needed. Even for the simplest of reasons like list sorting. Hopefully this issue is promptly fixed.

  14. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The ID columns, like the ID columns on the posts and pages screens, have indeed been removed. They very likely will not be coming back.

  15. I know it's easier to see them all in a list but you CAN still get the IDs.

  16. kilwag
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ Otto.. Why won't they be coming back?

  17. I suppose you could write a plugin to put 'em back in if you really wanted to, but they didn't serve much purpose to most users, that I'm aware of.

    The NUMBER was always arbitrary, so it just confused people. And we had numerous people (OCD like me) who itched and wanted to see them all in a nice order, 1-2-3 etc. But when you deleted one, BOOM, they went awry.

  18. Michael Bishop

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The primary thing site ID's help in is associating the directory in blogs.dir with the site. Having that info handy is helpful in my opinion.

  19. This is the work of about 45 minutes (much of which was teaching my mom about Twitter).

    Toss it in mu-plugins and use at your own risk. No, you cannot sort by ID.

    Plugin Name: Show Site ID
    Description: Show Site ID
    Version: 0.1
    Author: Ipstenu
    Author URI: http://www.ipstenu.org/
            This plugin is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
            it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
            the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
            (at your option) any later version.
            This plugin is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
            but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
            GNU General Public License for more details.
    function siteid_columns($column, $blog_id) {
            global $wpdb;
            if ( $column == 'site_id' ) {
                    echo $blog_id;
            return $value;
    // Add in a column header
    function site_id($columns) {
        $columns['site_id'] = __('ID', 'site_id');
        return $columns;
            add_filter( 'wpmu_blogs_columns', 'site_id' );
            add_action('manage_sites_custom_column',  'siteid_columns', 10, 3);
            add_action('manage_blogs_custom_column',  'siteid_columns', 10, 3);

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