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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#4644 new task

User profiles: Make sure all users have a displayname defined

Reported by: tobifjellner Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Profiles Keywords:


As far as I know, nowadays the system doesn't allow a user to clear out the displayname, but some profiles on wp-org don't have any displayname defined.

In some views this makes it harder to see the username of someone who has posted or commented.

I suggest that someone, as a one-time action, should search for all user profiles that have an empty displayname, and set it to the username.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
11 months ago

For reference, on WordPress.org there's over 600,000 users who don't have a display_name set (out of 17+ million - user ID's aren't secret).

While it looks like it's the earlier users, there's a registered user as recently as 2019-07-23 who has a blank display name, although that just looks like because the HTML junk added to their Name field probably sanitized out to a blank string.

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