User names, @mentions, full-stops/periods, LDAP
WP 2.9.2 (not MU) + BP 1.2
Some quirky problem around user names.
We’re using Simple LDAP plugin and user IDs are therefore being set from our AD, which has a standard format
I noticed that the URLs of BP profile pages were being generated wrongly. Instead of
it was replacing the full-stop with a space, so
naturally didn’t work in a HREF
However hacking the URL in the location bar to
did arrive at the intended profile page.
We couldn’t work out exactly how BP was handling this sanitizing of usernames, but a quick
in bp_core_get_user_domain did the trick and now the links work fine.
This hack isn’t ideal, of course. Another side effect, probably related, is that @mentions also don’t seem to work. The ‘unique identifier’ specified by BP also contains a space:
@Firstname Lastname is a unique identifier for …
Naturally with the space in it, it isn’t, and of course @mentions in BP updates don’t work.
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