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changed Administrator-name not updating for previous posts?

erich37

Well-known member
#1
I have had the Admin-name (username of Admin) at my Forum set as my "First Name + Last Name" previously and have posted several posts.

Now I have changed the Admin-name from "First Name + Last Name" towards "Another Name".
My issue is that the posts which I have submitted using "First Name + Last Name" are not updting the author-name towards the new Admin-name called "Another Name".

How can I change the author name of all my Admin-posts so that the new user-name will show up ?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
You could do it using SQL queries if you have access to the database and are comfortable doing that.

How many posts are there?
If it's just a few it might be easier to just edit the username field in the xf_post table.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#6
this is quite strange:
at some places the name gets updates, but at other places it does not......for example at the "Last Message"-column it still shows the old user-name, but the "Thread-Starter"-name is being updated.......

How do I get the username updated for the "Last Message"-column as well ?
 

erich37

Well-known member
#11
sorry to say, but for the "ADMIN-username" this definitely needs to be changed.
I do understand this "design" for regular users, but I do not get it for the ADMIN-username. The Admin should be able to change his Admin-username and when doing so it should be reflected at all places at the forum-website......... come on - this is not funny
 

dieketzer

Well-known member
#13
where are some of the places is doesnt update?
this is what i was hoping to learn yesterday.
'blah said' (quotes) i imagine. 'last message'? where else?
 

erich37

Well-known member
#16
You could do it using SQL queries if you have access to the database and are comfortable doing that.

How many posts are there?
If it's just a few it might be easier to just edit the username field in the xf_post table.
How do I access this field?
username field in the xf_post table