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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

#15942 closed feature request (duplicate)

In a network, super administrator can choose a specific user for admin of new blog instead of guessing his email.

Reported by: novasource Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.3
Component: Network Admin Keywords:
Focuses: multisite Cc:


When I create a new blog in a network, I am asked to enter the Admin Email. This is rather useless to me because all our accounts come from an LDAP directory. So I have to remember the site admin's email address, which is not always consistent across my organization. It would be nicer if I had an autocomplete-style field where I could enter the user's ID.

Change History (12)

#1 @jane
5 years ago

All of those settings need better UI, but the ID vs. email for identifying users is more complex than this, I think.

Version 0, edited 5 years ago by jane (next)

#2 @nacin
5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

#3 @jane
5 years ago

Returning to feature request, as it's a bigger user-facing change than an enhancement, based on how we've defined the difference in the past.

#4 @novasource
5 years ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

(Making the change that jane mentioned in comment 3.)

For additional clarification, this change won't just help LDAP users. It just seems to make more sense to query users based on their root ID than on an attribute--unless you're going to allow user queries on any attribute.

#5 @scribu
5 years ago

It would be nicer if I had an autocomplete-style field where I could enter the user's ID.

That doesn't make any sense. You could query by the user login, sure, but not by it's ID.

Wether we query for the login or for the email, +1 on autosuggest.

#6 @novasource
5 years ago

@scrubu: Sorry, by ID, I was referring to what the user types into the Username field to sign in.

#7 @danielbachhuber
4 years ago

  • Cc d@… added

#9 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

Related: #19810

#10 @japh
4 years ago

  • Cc japh@… added

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by nacin. View the logs.

22 months ago

#12 @helen
22 months ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Didn't find this ticket when I opened #25348, but it's fixed now!

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