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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3791 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Change members to users

Reported by: modemlooper's profile modemlooper Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Members Keywords:
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Description

Since the admin menus are getting switched around and placed under appropriate WordPress headings, should 'members' be changed to 'users' throughout BuddyPress?

I assume there won't be a separate menu for members when WordPress describes subscribers as users. Might be a bit confusing having two separate places for members/users.

Change History (4)

#1 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

I assume there won't be a separate menu for members when WordPress describes subscribers as users. Might be a bit confusing having two separate places for members/users.

Good point. Let's discuss this when and if we decide to build BP-specific member/user control in the Dashboard.

(FWIW I lean toward keeping Members, which is more accurate for community sites, as it's clear that it refers to the people themselves. "Users" strikes me as ambiguous between the people and the accounts, an ambiguity which might be useful for WP's user management system, but is not very helpful for forward-facing stuff.)

#2 @modemlooper
12 years ago

It's confusing that the profile stuff will be under the user admin in the backend but the front is a members directory. It's really just semantics.

#3 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

It may be confusing, but it's only the admin who will ever see the Users menu on the back end.

#4 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

We haven't found a need to build a BP-specific user management panel into wp-admin in the 15 months since this ticket was last updated; and I agree that this is mainly semantics, but that the majority of the users on a BP site aren't admins and so won't ever see it. It's relatively simple gettext filter if someone did want to change it, though.

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