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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#6171 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Permanent URL for posts of an author

Reported by: link2caro Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: major Version: 2.5
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


In Wordpress, username with space is accepted, e.g we have an author named "A B", the url for all posts of that author is /author/A%20B/ and this url leads to a 404 page.

Change History (8)

#1 @sambauers
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Your url for that author should be /author/A-B/ and is based on the user_nicename in the user table. This is how my local install is behaving.

If you have no data in the user_nicename column then author permalinks won't work.

Your user_nicename data may be filled with user_displayname data by mistake. This could be caused by a bad plugin or some other intervention outside of WordPress.

As I read the code there is no other way for the display name to be injected into that URL, so I'm guessing it is bad user_nicename data causing the problem.

#2 @lloydbudd
14 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5 deleted

#3 @link2caro
13 years ago

/author/A-B => 404

user_displayname and user_nicename: 'A B'

I tried with no plugin as well.

#4 @link2caro
13 years ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

#5 @DD32
13 years ago

Confirmed working by creating a new user with all given settings. http://dd32.no-ip.com:8080/wordpress/author/a-b/

I'd say the user_nicename field is corrupted too, Can you reproduce it by creating a new user account following similar format?

(Longer shot, You dont have any patches applied to core WP do you? I believe there was a ticket awhile ago which was to base the author permalink off the Display Name, Which would, and could, produce a url with a space in it. Its just your name seems to come into my mind thinking you may've tested it)

#6 @DD32
13 years ago

user_displayname and user_nicename: 'A B'

Oh missed that.

user_nicename should be in a slug format, So it'd be 'a-b', I dont think WordPress has set that differently at any stage?

#7 @link2caro
13 years ago

  • Priority changed from high to low
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

I am terribly sorry for having troubled with this issue, my bad, I changed the username and user_nicename, not being aware of the user_nicename should be in slug format, I made a change and everything is in order now. sorry

#8 @DD32
13 years ago

my bad, I changed the username and user_nicename, not being aware of the user_nicename should be in slug format

Not to worry, glad you worked it out :)

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