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XF 1.1 Reg Exp for USernames

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by tafreehm, May 10, 2012.

  1. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    I am in process of converting my forum from vb to xf. I had no restriction for username before. But Now I dun wanna allow any special characters in username other than few obvious ones like ( _ - .)

    How can i do that ?

    Also, any action to prevent this in future would also be effective on already existed username with all those funny characters in it ?

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  2. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  4. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the ä, ü, ö, é, â etc.
    Named as 'Müller' will never write 'Mueller'
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  6. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    What if they wanna put numbers before letter or mix them up.. is it still gonna work.. How can i add following characters as well?
    _ underscore
    - hyphen

  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This regex allows any order.

    Here is the same regex but including _ and -:

    ^[a-zA-Z0-9 _\-]+$
    So overall this regex allows a-z, 0-9, space, underscore, and hyphen... in any order.
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  8. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jake, I didn't want to use Space in username. SO I guess I just use following code.
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  9. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    To allow spaces, underscore and hyphen?
    or this?
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  11. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The second one.
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  12. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    Letters only, no numbers would be ^[a-zA-Z]+$ ?
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  14. Glockie

    Glockie Well-Known Member

    Interesting thread, sorry to bump it...
    I have set
    ^[a-zA-Z0-9 _\-]+$
    To yield results on age ranges, how can I allow commas so a user can type say for example;
    30-40, 40-50

    Many thanks ;)
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Add a , to the matched characters.
  16. Glockie

    Glockie Well-Known Member

    Oh, it's that easy?
    righto - tanks for the information. :)
  17. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    I need this but to require a letter for the first character. thanks!
  18. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    ^[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9 _\-]*$
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