How to change username in OLD comments?

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  • #1152323

    Hi! I have renamed my blog, my username and my gravatar in my wordpress.com blog. In new comments my new username is shown but not in old ones. That is, I have just renamed the blogg and kept old comments. Now I want my new username to be shown in OLD comments, not my old username. The new gravatar picture is shown correctly but my old username is still there. How to fix this?

    Thankful for every tip!

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

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

    #1152491

    timethief
    Member

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    #1152495

    Hi I have also changed my user name and display name. I am kind of panicking now in case I lose everything, like followers, my Blogs and comments Etc. Does it effect any of these? I’m pretty new to this.

    #1152498

    timethief
    Member

    @ghoststoriesfiction
    Your issue is not the same. Please click this link and start your own thread > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

    #1152604

    zandyring
    Staff

    Your username change will not be retroactive.

    However, you can update your display name, if you like!

    Here’s some more information about that:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/#change-display-name-nickname

    I hope that’s of some use!

    #1152631

    No, this doesn´t solve the issue. I have gone through all three places for making changes to my profile name/ user name but my old comments are still shown with my old user name.

    Would be happy is there´s some solution to this problem.

    #1152641

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi there,

    Your username change is not retroactive, so your old comments will continue to have your old username attached.

    The only thing that changes retroactively is the Display Name. You can make further changes to that (or leave it as-is, based on your preference) by following the instructions at the link for changing display name, or by going to this link on your Dashboard, and updating “Display name publicly as”
    https://ensamhetsbloggare.wordpress.com/wp-admin/users.php?page=grofiles-editor

    I’m sorry that I can’t be of more help for you!

    #1152652

    Thanks for your answer. It´s quite a loss in functionality that you can´t change the profile name in old comments at the same time as you change your user name. Really bad.

    #1152655

    zandyring
    Staff

    I’ll be sure to deliver the idea to our internal team for future consideration.

    Cheers!

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