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Is it possible to remove the AUTHOR base?

Is it possible change it to postedBy so that the urls is site.com/postedBy/joe

And finally, is it possible to remove a custom taxonomy base from the url so that a url like site.com/people/joe can become site.com/joe

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take a look at this: codex.wordpress.org/Rewrite_API – janw Apr 26 '12 at 8:49
That's beyond me at this time Stephen. The rewrite_API stuff. I will be looking into this unfortunately later. as far as yes/no, what would you say to the 3 questions. they all yes? – Average Joe Apr 26 '12 at 18:03
yes (won't be easy) – janw Apr 26 '12 at 20:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Use the plugin Edit Author Slug to change the base.

Screenshot from the plugin’s settings page:

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Your other question is … another, separate question. ;)

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