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How to display @username in bbPress?

  • I wish to display the @username next to the name of the creator of the post. Trying several different combinations but not coming up with anything. How would I call and display the @username of the creator of the post in bbPress?

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  • John James Jacoby


    Something similar to:

    $user = get_userdata( $user_id );
    if ( !empty( $user->user_nicename ) ) {
        $user_nicename = $user->user_nicename;

    …should do it. You’ll need to sort out the context of how to get the $user_id though.

    First of all, thank you for your help.

    Now, I came up with…

    $user = get_userdata( bbp_reply_author_id() ); 

    if ( !empty( $user->user_nicename ) ) {
    $user_nicename = $user->user_nicename;

    … but it returns the user ID number, not the nicename. Any further thoughts?

    Geesh, sorry for all the edits but I guess I don’t get your insert code thing. Anyway I used bbp reply author id to pull the id but this all together returns just that, the author id number. Any further ideas?

    John James Jacoby


    Because bbp_reply_author_id() does not return, it echo’s.

    Use bbp_get_reply_author_id() instead. It will return a value.

    get functions always return, their counterparts always echo. 🙂

    Thank you, John. I swapped those and it returned nothing. But when I added an echo to actually display the value it works as I wished for it too, so thank you for your help! 🙂



    Hello Foks

    or somebody else can tell me exactly the code and where to apply it to show the  @username with the creator of the post



    I would really like to get the @username displayed under a person’s name next to the avatar; the same as these forums; some of my forum users have changed their display names and its making it less user friendly when people try to use @username to get someone’s attention through mentions.

    I have read all the info from @johnjamesjacoby above; but it kinda went over my head; ideally I’d love to know exactly what php file to edit and what code to insert and at what specific line/area of said PHP file 🙂 if possible!

    Hope someone can help! thanks!



    Have the same problem,I was attracted by the title!



    Any solution? Thanks

    Marcos Piskorz


    Hi, in the bbpress forum works.
    Some way to add this option in bbpress next release?

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