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"Only lowercase letters and numbers allowed" only in MU, but not in Wordpress? (5 posts)

  1. clara.m.y.ko
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Why is "Only lowercase letters and numbers allowed" for user names only in WordpressMU but not in Wordpress?

    My organization is used to usernames like:

    and this is not possible when we move to WordpressMU.

    What is the motivation behind this?


    Clara Ko

  2. JMorganBaker
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I've seen this as well but if you add a user from the wpmu site admin it allows <firstname>.<lastname>. Haven't figured out if it can be changed but am interested because I know future blog admins will want to add users with . in the name.

  3. DeannaS
    Posted 14 years ago #

    You can use this plugin to change what username restrictions are:

  4. azgays
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Which file contains the text, "Only lowercase letters and numbers are allowed."?

    I would like to edit it to say something like:

    "Your user name cannot contain any symbols, punctuation, dashes or underscores and must be lowercase letters."

    Many ... MANY users only see LOWERCASE and believe that "user-name" is fine, or "user_name" is fine since it is lowercase.

    "I typed it in all lowercase, what's wrong??"

  5. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    It's in wp-signup.php.

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