WordPress can @mention a user

August 10, 2020

I haven’t heard a dang thing about it, but apparently it’s possible to reference anyone who is a registered user of your WordPress site using @mentions.

If you’re wondering what the heck an @mention is, it’s the same sort of thing you’d use to reply or mention another Twitter user in a tweet.

In WordPress, it’s done directly in the post block editor. Type @ and a contextual menu pops up that suggests matching users that autocomplete when selected.

I’m honestly not sure what this is useful for! From what I can tell, it merely prints the person’s username. No links. No notifications. Just plain text.