An has used the wpDiscuz plugin to optimize the default commenting feature of wordpress, really this plugin is very good, has many good features and a beautiful and eye-catching interface.
However, on a beautiful day, December 3, 2021, as usual, every theme or plugin that says to update a new version is An updated immediately, and An just sits and vibrates while singing aimlessly and then clicks on the update button. wpDiscuz plugin to update to the latest version without hesitation.
After the update was completed, An went to read the comment on the article “Instructions to buy hosting Hawkhost Coupon 30% lifetime discount code” to answer readers who commented and asked questions.
Then An discovered a horrifying truth. Oh nooo, why is my webmaster username leaked like this???.
Basically when you reveal your username, hackers will collect this information to hack into your webmaster page. So it’s best not to reveal your username.
So I went into the settings of the wpDiscuz commenting plugin and searched all day but couldn’t find a place to hide that damn username.
Continued An went to google search and searched forever and couldn’t find any tutorial articles.
Not giving up, An switched to searching in English, so she found an article asking questions from users of this plugin in the wpDiscuz forum.
The forum’s support answered instructions for inserting code into css to delete. An copied the code and followed it but it still can’t be deleted.
I thought it was good because I did it wrong, inserted the wrong code, so it can’t be deleted. But reading the comment below, An also saw that someone responded that the css code was not working.
So An went back and carefully read the support guy’s answer one more time to see if he did anything wrong.
Because An is bad at English, An uses tools Google translator to translate the content to see what he said. From here, An discovered a clue in the words “Mention the user“. Ah ha, looks familiar, it seems that An has seen this feature in wpDiscuz.
And indeed it is, there is no need to insert css code to make it complicated, you just need to click the button to turn off that function.
Now, An said a bit long. Now, An officially guides you here. Continue reading below!.
1.How to hide @username on wpDiscuz comment plugin in wordpress
To hide @username next to your author account name is very simple.
You go to the “wpDiscuz” -> select the “Establish” -> select the “Subscribe and follow users” -> in the “Enable User Mentionsthen you press the button for it to turn to the left to gray as shown below.
ok, enjoy the result.
2.How to hide author profile URL in wpDiscuz comments plugin
In addition, this plugin also has a feature that shows the author’s account URL, which also accidentally reveals your account username.
To hide this URL is also very simple.
You go to the “wpDiscuz” -> select “Establish” -> search and select “User authorization and profile data” -> you turn off the “allow profile URL” and section “Use website URL as profile URL” about the gray button is done.
After you perform the above steps, if you don’t see any changes, remember to clear the Cache. Especially if you use Cloudflare, remember to clear the cache here as well.
Are you using the wpDiscuz comments plugin? Have you experienced the same situation as An? If so, have you been able to fix it? Please comment below to let An and everyone know!.