How can I change user primary email?

As an administrator, how can I change a user email address ?

There are many topics discussing this. You can visit the user’s profile page and change it but they’ll still need to verify their address, which is almost always a good idea.

If you want to take matters into your own hands, you can do it from the rails console. It’s much safer than direct database queries.

This might work

U=User.find_by_username("pat") 
User Email.find_by(user_id: u.id).first.update (wmail: "pat@gmail.com")


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I can not use the console has we are hosted on trydiscourse.com.

What do you mean by visiting ? If I go to the user page as an administrator, I can edit username and name for example but not the email.

Scroll down to bottom then you will see an impersonation button if your as an admin

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Yes indeed, it’s how I do it now. But after impersonation, I need to logout to go back to my administrator account. I hoped there was a better way.

Seems no possible for now

Oh. The email isn’t verified yet? So they aren’t really even a user. I think I’d just delete the account and have them try again.

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@pfaffman Good point. I will go for account delete.

@hawm Thank s for the link I will track it.

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