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Restrict Usernames v3.1

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Restrict Usernames plugin (v3.1) for WordPress.

Restrict the usernames that new users may use when registering for your site.

Recommended update. Added BuddyPress compatibility; noted WP 3.2+ compatibility; dropped support for versions of WP older than 3.0; updated plugin framework; and more.

For more details, instructions, screenshots, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Add support for BuddyPress
  • Add bp_members_validate_user_signup()
  • Fix to properly register activation and uninstall hooks
  • Update plugin framework to 023
  • Save a static version of itself in class variable $instance
  • Deprecate use of global variable $c2c_restrict_usernames to store instance
  • Add __construct()
  • Note deprecation of ‘c2c_restrict_usernames’ global
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.2+
  • Drop support for versions of WP older than 3.0
  • Add more FAQ questions
  • Minor code formatting changes (spacing)
  • Fix plugin homepage and author links in description in readme.txt

7 replies on “Restrict Usernames v3.1”

Its does not work with another plugin BP Xtra Signup

That plugin works with Ajax and pass around your Restrict Usernames plugin…

Very funny to see two messages

One(yours) tells name is wrong,
that one below in green field tell that name available…

May you fix it for some donations? Please contact me if so…

your plugin stopped work ….
i like your plugin but now after update it no working…

may this problem be caused by using other prlugins like:
User Name Availability Checker and BP Xprofile setup.

disactivated that plugins, reinstalled buddypress bb-core-signup.php to make sure..

please help… almost done another my website and no stuck
all spammy words are able to be registered…

i have made a translation for your plugin and i’m testing it , but it doesn’t seem to work as the text remains in english, any suggestions ?
thx for your work

@sense: The plugin works under my testing, and I haven’t received any other reports of issues with this latest release. It’s very possible there’s a compatibility issue somewhere between this plugin and the two others you mentioned. I am not familiar with those plugins and don’t have time at the moment to investigate this. I’ve made note to try to review this for the next update. It might help if you elaborate on how the plugin doesn’t work. Does it not prevent restricted usernames from being registered? And if so, even if those other plugins are disabled?

@kepginfo: You need to create a ‘lang’ subdirectory within the plugin’s directory (i.e. wp-content/plugins/restrict-usernames/lang/) and place the translation file in it.

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