This plugin enables usernames containing special characters (russian, cyrillic, arabic …) on your WordPress blog.
Per default WordPress does not allow to use special characters in usernames. Non-latin characters are silently filtered out and your users cannot create accounts containing cyrillic (russian) or arabic letters. This plugin is the solution to this problem.
The plugin works for users that are added by the administrator, for users that register with their username/password and for users that register using our Social Login plugin for WordPress.
Special characters are encoded in the database and take a bit more space than regular characters.
If users having special characters in their usernames still cannot register after having installed the plugin then you probably have to increase the length of the column
user_nicename in the table
wp_users in your database.
ALTER TABLE `wp_users` CHANGE `user_nicename` `user_nicename` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL DEFAULT '';
You can enable/disable each charset individually in the Settings \ WSCU Settings page in your WordPress admin area.
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- Upload the plugin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory of your WordPress site,
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress,
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Contributors & Developers
“WordPress Special Characters in Usernames” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Added admin settings
- Added 30+ charsets
- Tested with WordPress 5.3
- Tested with WordPress 3.6
- Stable release
- Initial release