Username only lowercase and numbers in WP multi (2 posts)

  1. Oliv
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Everybody,

    We are using wordpress in multi sub-domains at work.
    So we have administrator for each domain who can create users for subscribing editing contributing.
    The problem is, our company edit the rule that all logins/usernames have to be like this "first-name.family-name" ex "barack.obama"... :-)
    But the administrator can not do it, only super admin can do it !
    In sub-domain administrator mode, there is a message that says : "Only the lowercase letters a-z and numbers allowed".

    So we want to make it possible to admin to create users with first-name.family-name, but we try to search how to change it in the code, without finding it.

    If someone can help, thanks !

  2. This feature is by design. Since users can make blogs on your site, and domain names have specific character requirements, AND the user name is the default blog name, WordPress plays it safe to stop you from shooting yourself in the foot.

    Section 2.1 of http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt

    The normal work around is to use the Nickname as how you want it and choose that option with the "Display name publicly as:" selection at Dashboard -> Users -> Your Profile

    I only know of this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmu-blog-name-restrictions-override/ which lets you change BLOG names. You could try tweaking that for names, but I don;t know of a plugin that does it.

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