#6795 closed defect (bug) (reported-upstream)

Unable to confirm email address change on site

Reported by: paulkevan's profile paulkevan Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Login & Authentication Keywords:


Submitted as a core ticket (

I am trying to update my email address on the site from this page:
(Replace username with the actual username)

This sends a confirmation email to my new email address, but clicking on it fails > with the following error:

"You attempted to access the " Forums" dashboard, but you do not currently have privileges on this site. If you believe you should be able to access > the " Forums" dashboard, please contact your network administrator."

Change History (2)

#1 follow-up: @paulkevan
15 months ago

It looks like the email we need to send out should have a link like[user]/edit/?action=bbp-update-user-email&newuseremail=[hash]

instead of which it currently sends something like[hash]

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @dd32
15 months ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to paulkevan:

It looks like the email we need to send out should have a link like

Yeah, this is a short-coming of the core implementation.


I've transferred this an issue on wporg-two-factor:

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