[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #41199: Allow the optional editing of an author slug

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Thu Jun 29 09:40:28 UTC 2017

#41199: Allow the optional editing of an author slug
 Reporter:  dartiss         |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Users           |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal          |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  administration  |
 At the moment an author slug cannot be changed, although plugins are
 available to allow this. I believe that WordPress should be able to do
 this, "out of the box".

 Changes to names, whether through marriage, change of sexual orientation
 or many other reasons, are important to the individuals that go through
 it. The original slug, by remaining unchanged, is still the link to an
 authors page on WordPress and may be the last thing an author, post name
 change, wants to see.

 I think, as a very basic change, there should be the option to change this
 slug, if required (but not a requirement because of how it will affect
 existing author links). To take this a stage further, if possible, we
 should also add the option to allow the original slug to also work too.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/41199>
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