Edit Author Slug 0.8 and Beyond

As you may already know (for those of you following a link from my Edit Author Slug plugin), version 0.8 will be the last version to officially support WordPress 3.1.4 or less. The biggest reason for this, is because I want to take full advantage of PHP 5 which wasn’t a minimum requirement until WordPress 3.2. Version 0.8 has no real new features, other than the fact that it’s been greatly improved. Rather than alienate users who haven’t, yet, had the chance to upgrade their WordPress install (but seriously… you really should), I decided to stick with the currently supported installs, and just make Edit Author Slug even more awesome as a final goodbye to those stragglers (have I mentioned you really should upgrade your WordPress). The next version will finally have some new features instead of just being a code rewrite, like some of the earlier versions.

5 Comments

  1. It’s possible, and it was something that was supported by Edit Author Slug for about one version (the post to which you link says that it’s no longer supported). However, it comes with many risks, so I removed it because I didn’t want to deal with support requests on that topic. The code below can be placed in your theme’s functions.php or in a plugin, and will remove the author base completely. Once you’ve added the code to one of the aforementioned locations, you’ll need to go the Settings > Permalinks, and click “Save Changes”. It probably wouldn’t hurt to do this twice. Once you’ve done that, you should be author base free.

    function my_remove_author_base() {
    	global $wp_rewrite;
    	$wp_rewrite->author_base = '';  
    	$wp_rewrite->author_structure = '/%author%'; 
    }
    add_action( 'init', 'my_remove_author_base' );

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for the Author Slug plugin – I have used it to set up Buddypress where usernames were not permitted to be visible. I’m using your plugin to help create firstnamelastname type ids in the member page urls.
    My real question is about your work on BP profile privacy. I came across a thread where you were discussing a plugin to give activity and profile privacy options. This is a feature we have had requested from users and I wondered how far you had got with it?
    Best wishes,
    Mike

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