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Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#50196 new enhancement

Can't track users using nickname

Reported by: kumar314 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


SO, i logged into my multi-author wordpress today and seen posts from someone called David : https://screencast.com/t/paGJkLqIXf

the name sounded new to me and then i went to users page ( /wp-admin/users.php ) and could not find anyone with the name "David" ( https://screencast.com/t/BY2S7WjVWyGU )

then i had to manually visit each and every user profile to finally locate who the user "David" actually is ( https://screencast.com/t/mVuD2KV7z2qV )

I guess it will be good if there is an option in users page to display nicknames also.

Change History (3)

#1 @joyously
21 months ago

This might not meet the 80% rule (users that would find it useful).
But you can use a plugin such as https://wordpress.org/plugins/codepress-admin-columns/ to show the nickname in the User List table (although it doesn't change the search).

#2 @johnbillion
21 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Users
  • Focuses administration added

The core problem is that the Users screen displays First Name Last Name rather than the Display Name, so it's inconsistent with most other places where the user's name is shown. It should ideally display the user's display name.

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