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Change "Anonymous" username to something else

  1. Trying to change the username of all anonymous users to "Anonymonster" instead of "Anonymous." I do have the CSS upgrade, but can not find the text to enter to change this setting. (I'm using the Motion theme, btw)

    I would also be interested if it would be possible to set up a specific icon for those anonymous users.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated

    The blog I need help with is bigbadblogmonster.com.

  2. Trying to change the username of all anonymous users to "Anonymonster" instead of "Anonymous."

    CSS has a property named "content" and you can combine it with psuedo elements to add text before or after existing text. Here is the documentation for how it works:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/generate.html#content

    I would also be interested if it would be possible to set up a specific icon for those anonymous users.

    There is a built in option to change the default avatar to a generated version, and there's even one called MonsterID there. Would that work? To find it, go to Settings → Discussion → Avatars → Default Avatar.

  3. @designsimply,

    First of all, thanks for the response. The link you provided was very informative. Unfortunately, it seems either too generic (or more likely) too advanced for my current level of css skill.

    I was able to "inspect element" of the "anonymous" name via chrome. Here's what I came up with:
    <div class="author">Anonymous</div>

    I'm sure this is what I need to edit, change, or modify. Your link may have helped a more html savvy person figure this out, but I'm still a bit lost. Any more assistance in narrowing down how to change this element would be much appreciated.

    The MonsterID is a great backup if I can't figure out to pick a specific icon for anonymous users. There's got to be a way to insert an image though . . . once I figure out what specific element I'm trying to modify and how to change it the way I want.

  4. I think the image defaults to:
    "http://gravatar.com/false"

    I would like it to point to:
    "http://gravatar.com/anonamonster" instead.

    Now just need to understand how to do it - the hard part. :)

  5. I'm sorry I didn't look more closely earlier, but you won't be able to change either of those things using CSS only because of how the HTML for comments is setup. There isn't a CSS class or ID that we can use to grab on to just the anonymous comments, so there isn't any way to target those using CSS in this case.

    Hopefully the MonsterID option will workout for you instead!

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