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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#2697 closed defect

Forums: Match contributors by user_nicename if matching by username failed — at Initial Version

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:


Background: Slack discussion.

@uriahs-victor is listed as a contributor on https://wordpress.org/plugins/tweet-old-post/, but does not get a Plugin Contributor badge in plugin support topics: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plug-in-error-9/.

It's because the plugin's readme.txt lists user_nicename (uriahs-victor) instead of user_login (Uriahs Victor).

We don't display the actual username on WP.org profiles though. On https://profiles.wordpress.org/uriahs-victor, the heading is a display name, and @uriahs-victor on WordPress.org is a user_nicename, which is misleading, as both are not what we expect in readme.txt. At the moment, the only place that displays the actual username is the old bbPress 1.x forums profile: https://wordpress.org/support/profile/uriahs-victor.

To make this more friendly and less confusing, we should match plugin contributors by user_nicename in addition to user_login. The new plugin directory appears to handle this correctly, it's just Directory_Compat::get_authors() and ::get_contributors() that need to be updated.

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