Support » Plugin: Edit Author Slug » What happens when i delete the plugin?

  • Hello,

    I love this plugin and it does the job.
    I’m just clearing out my plugins on a site that has a bunch of them and I want to see if I can speed it up a bit by disabling/deleting some plugins.

    What exactly happens when I delete Edit Author Slug plugin?
    Do slugs go back to default? Do links reverse too?
    Or is it just safe to delete it after I make the changes?

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author Brandon Allen

    (@thebrandonallen)

    Links will revert, but author slug changes will not.

    If you change the author base to test and the admin user’s slug to awesome-admin, the resulting URL would be https://example.com/test/awesome-admin/.

    After deactivating the plugin, the admin user’s URL will not be https://example.com/author/awesome-admin/.

    So if I install the plugin, I’m stuck with it?

    Plugin Author Brandon Allen

    (@thebrandonallen)

    I guess so? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I have no clue how you’re using the plugin, so I can’t say whether or not you’re “stuck with it.” If you want a customized author base, then you have to have some sort of code (whether it’s Edit Author Slug or something else) running on every front-end page load, at a minimum, to make that happen. That’s how WordPress works.

    You are always free to remove the plugin and use the default author links.

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