Support » Plugin: wpForo Forum » Visibility of WP username

  • Hello,

    When you click on any nickname on the Members page of the forum, you will get to the page like */forum/profile/USERNAME. I don’t think it is safe to show everybody the usernames that people use to log in.
    How can I change it? Is there a way to hide usernames from the forum and use only nicknames?

    Thanks.

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  • Plugin Contributor gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    This is not the username, this is the nickname. You should ask this question to WordPress developers and ask them to not generate nickname based on username on user registration. We added an option in My Profile > Account page to allow users change nickname and make it secure. More info in wpForo documentaion:
    https://wpforo.com/docs/root/wpforo-settings/members-settings/#members-url

    Thank you very much for the answer and the link, and I already change it to my nickname that I use in WP.

    But why do you call it the nickname, when it was just taken from my username in WP, not from my nickname? Can the forum automatically use my WP nickname, if I already have one, for my nickname in the forum?
    This is most critical for admins of WP, and they will probably set up their names before installing the forum.

    Plugin Contributor gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    It takes nickname not username. The only wrong thing here is the label in settings, it says /USERNAME/ but it’s wrong. It was username in beta versions but it’s nickname now. We’ll change this label in future releases.

    Sorry for disturbing you, I understood why I might wrongly think that the nickname on the forum was taken from my username in WP. Before I looked in the admin panel of WP, I have already changed the nickname on the forum, therefore my nickname was already changed in the WP also, so I couldn’t see that my nickname in WP was the same as my username in WP. I didn’t use my nickname as the display name, so I probably didn’t pay enough attention.

    But I still don’t understand why, when I change the nickname in the WP, the nickname on the forum doesn’t change. And it works fine in opposite direction – when I change the nickname on the forum, the nickname in WP is get changed. Can you please explain this? Is it synchronized only in one direction?

    Plugin Contributor gVectors Team

    (@gvectors-team)

    It may be user cache, Please keep deleting User Cache in such cases. The button is located in Dashboard > Forums > Dashboard admin page.

    I changed the nickname in the WP, deleted All caches as you told, but the nickname on the forum didn’t change anyway.

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