Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Steve

WordPress Troubleshooting and Support

Public Group active 12 months ago ago

WordPress support from our community

What are the rules for acceptable user names?

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Eric Lewis 3 years, 8 months ago.

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #3232

    Dr Ron Suarez
    Participant

    Every result I found in a Google search led to a Forum topic with many comments, but no actual answers and then the topic got closed!

    #3233

    Joly MacFie
    Participant

    May I ask, Ron, what brings you to ask the question?

    j

    #3251

    Dr Ron Suarez
    Participant

    I’ve been witnessing problems with people being able to register, so I want to highlight what they should and should not try to enter for a user name. Margarete just told me that WordPress Multisite has some different rules.

    #3257

    Eric Lewis
    Participant

    You’re right, they are different for single site vs. multisite.

    Single site allows alphanumeric characters, _, space, ., -, and @ in usernames. Usernames are limited to 60 characters.

    Multisite allows only alphanumeric characters. Usernames must be at least 4 characters, and less than 60. Usernames cannot be in the “illegal names” list (www, web, root, etc.)

    Jeremy’s comment here has some lower-level detail.

    We hope to remove some of these differences in 4.6 (see #17904).

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.