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Add author base to permalinks settings

  1. Kristofer Åberg
    Member

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    On the permalinks settings, you can choose to set category base and tag base. But another permalink base setting that you whould be able to choose is the author base, so I think that should be added as well.

    It makes a sloppy impression if the site is translated for instance, and then all of a sudden there's English text in the URL.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Category_base_and_Tag_base

    Posted: 9 months ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    On the page you linked to, it actually gives you the code to use for author.

    %author%
    A sanitized version of the author name.

    So make yours %author%/%postname%

    Done.

    If you're trying to say that author the slug needs to be translated, it IS. If you change the language of your site, that gets changed too. Multiple language sites always have problems, and this is just one of them.

    Past that? Plugins :) http://wordpress.org/plugins/edit-author-slug/

    Posted: 9 months ago #
  3. Kristofer Åberg
    Member

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    Yes, I know that you are able to use different structure tags. What I wanted is a field for the author base – not to put the authors name/slug in the permalink base for the posts. I'm talking about the options below the posts permalink base on the settings page, where you set the base for category and tags.

    WordPress generates special views automatically, for instance where all the posts within a certain category are listed, or all posts with a certain tag. The same is also true for all articles by a special author. These are put under /author/kristofer/ for instance (if you have activated permalinks that aren't like "?p=123"). And then I want to change "author" to something else - just like you can do with category and tags.

    Great with a plugin, but I cant understand why it's not there in the settings in WordPress core. It doesn't make sense to have views for some parts where you can choose permalinks base, but not for others.

    I had already changed language, so that wasn't the problem either. (And I don't have a multi language site.)

    Posted: 9 months ago #
  4. landwire
    Member

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    Great idea and yes, I think that should absolutely be in core! Along with any other bases that you can set.

    There is a simpler plugin than the one mentioned above, which just adds the author base field.

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/77228/different-permalink-for-posts-and-authors

    &

    https://github.com/chrisguitarguy/WPSE-Plugins/blob/master/custom-author-base.php

    But as said, it would be good as standard in core.
    Sascha

    Posted: 5 months ago #

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    This is plugin territory