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how do I change my visible Admin name ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by erich37, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I would like to change the name of the Forum-Admin.
    How can I do this easily without running into any issues ?

    Many thanks,
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just change your name in the ACP.
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    if I do so, the Login credentials will also change, right ?
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. Though you can still use your email to login instead of your username.

    It sounds like you are looking for a "display name" feature which does not currently exist in xenForo.
    Peggy likes this.
  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I actually do not want a "Display Name" feature in XenForo. There were lots of issues when they introduced Display-names at BuddyPress.org (a WordPress project).

    I am actually just looking for the Display-name of the Admin being different than the Login-Username of the Admin (security ???).
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Unless I have misunderstood Jake, that's exactly what the "display name" feature does.

    It allows you to log in with one username but a different username will be visible to users.
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I just changed the username of the Admin.

    There is a bug, as it still shows within "Profile / Recent Activities":

    "old username" changed his Avatar.

    So within the recent activities, it is still showing my previous username. How can I delete this from Recent-Activities ?
    How to delete "Recent Activities" of the Admin-user ?
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Username changes are not fully reflected throughout historic content.

    I would need to find the relevant threads but Mike has explained why this is the case.

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