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I am creating a localized instance of WordPress and one can easily configure the category and tag parts of the URL but I cannot find anything similar for authors. So for instance I get this:

http://mysite.com/author/borekb

instead of

http://mysite.com/autor/borekb

which would be appropriate in my language. How to achieve that?

(And BTW, can "borekb" be replaced with something like "borek-bernard", i.e. full name slug instead of username?)

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Use the plugin Edit Author Slug:

This plugin allows an Admin to change the author slug (a.k.a. – nicename), without having to actually enter the database. You can also change the Author Base (the ‘/author/’ portion of the author URLs). Two new fields will be added to your Dashboard. The “Edit Author Slug” field can be found under Users > Your Profile or Users > Authors & Users (Users > Users in WP 3.0). The “Author Base” field can be found under Settings > Permalinks.

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  • Thanks. It's a pity that this plugin doesn't auto-convert author's slug to firstname-lastname and one needs to do this manually but it's better than the default WordPress behavior. Mar 5, 2012 at 10:20
  • Imagine a site where two authors have the same name (yes, I had this). One author would get the slug firstname-lastname-2. Sometimes it is better not to automate everything. :)
    – fuxia
    Mar 5, 2012 at 16:33
  • I would still consider firstname-lastname-2 much better than userxyz, at least for my purposes. Maybe I'll write the plugin author. Mar 5, 2012 at 17:22
  • It would be good to have an actual code solution posted to this rather than a link to this plugin which seems to be linked on all related answers.
    – Christine Cooper
    Mar 2, 2016 at 12:26

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