changed Administrator-name not updating for previous posts?

erich37

Well-known member
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
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
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
why is it being updated at some places and at some not ?
Looks a bit buggy to me..... at least annoying...
 

erich37

Well-known member
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
 
R

ragtek

Guest
lol.
why it should be different for the admins username?
how often do you change it?:D
 

dieketzer

Well-known member
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
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?
I see the old name only at the column "Last Message". It also does not update the username at the Forum-Homepage (Forum-List).
 

erich37

Well-known member
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
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
How do I access this field?
username field in the xf_post table
That won't do it for the last message name.

You want the last_post_username field in the xf_forum table.
You can edit it using phpMyAdmin if you have access to it.
 
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