"Display name publicly as" not working

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  • #1589923

    irishspy
    Member

    Hi,

    This setting has recently stopped working on my blog, instead showing my real name. No matter how I play with the settings under “Users” in the dashboard, I can’t make it change back. Any ideas of how to fix this?

    The blog I need help with is breeland.wordpress.com.

    #1590210

    irishspy
    Member

    Hi,

    Forgive me for replying to myself, but I wanted to try to bump the original post, in the hope that someone would have an answer to my question.

    Thanks in advance.

    #1590211

    raincoaster
    Member

    What does it say under “nickname” on your profile page? What information does it say at Gravatar? Did you recently link your blog to your Google+ account? If so, that’s why this is happening and I don’t know any cure for it. Google NEVER gives back what privacy it takes away.

    #1590212

    Oh, that’s interesting. I did link it to Google+ just before this started. No cure, eh? Gee, thanks Google!

    (And thanks for answering. :) )

    #1590213

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome. Sorry to tell you this. That is why I will NEVER use Publicize or link my blog to G+. I prefer to control my own identity rather than outsource that to Google.

    You could create a new account with whatever details you wanted, NOT synch it to G+, and then use the bulk Editor on the Posts page to change the Author of each post to that.

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