Get userid from author name?

Posted by (twitter: @_kLabz_)
May 4th, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi guys!

I created several months ago an application used to follow the Twinoid community on Ludum Dare (games, devblogs, etc.)

I’m currently adding features, and I’d like to give some love to “non-author” JAM participants. I’m working on allowing users to link to their LD account (and confirm by adding a word to their description for a few seconds) so that the application can start following future blog posts and games.
This last thing (future games) needs the user id to be effective. But I can’t get it automatically at the moment if the user did not post any game yet =/

I can confirm it being a particular user’s id (with /compo/?author=666), I can manually find it with media/blog post search in the dashboard, etc.

But I did not find any way of actually getting a user id from the author name automatically (or let the user find it to give it to me).
Do you guys know any way to do that?


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