In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to allow users to change usernames in Elgg
Giving the ability to your users to change their usernames is very important, so that they know they own anything they post on your elgg network. Some social networks allow to change the username just once, however elgg is not like this, since it lets user change it many times they want.
1. Download and install the Profile Manager Plugin for elgg 1.8
2. Activate the Profile Manager. After activating it, go to menu “Configure -> Settings-> Profile Manager“:
3. In the Profile Manager settings, go to the “Other” section. Set “Allow users to change their username in settings” to “Yes“:
5. Just type your new username and save your changes:
Note: Keep in mind that changing your username, will change every content created to your new username.
This concludes Change your username in elgg