So I am looking to see if PP Themes can render so-called pretty links like:
So that the above profile can look like this:
In knowing this is a great way to build social identity…..
Do I need a redirect plugin or similar – to achieve this?
Apart from hiding the word ‘author’ in the url, I don’t see any other benefit.
Note that it is not a limitation of the PremiumPress themes, but rather a WordPress issue.
If you understand how WordPress works, you would know that the permalinks look as they are for a reason. Lets say that you have an author ‘teeslar’, then you have a post ‘teeslar’, category ‘teeslar’, attachment ‘teeslar’ and you have a listing ‘teeslar’ – WordPress then uses the permalink to differentiate between the different ‘kinds of teeslar’. so for category it uses /category/teeslar for tags it uses /tag/teeslar for post it uses /teeslar etc.
There are some plugins or other ways to change the permalinks, but those are ‘hacks’ and negatively affect the WordPress functionality.
The benefit issue is more about following the social media standard like say these examples:
Cheers for your comprehensive analysis – much appreciated!
I should have asked – how to change the “author” folder to another name – like say: “account” without negatively impacting on the WordPress functionality.
I have found several plugins which do the hack so am looking at other solutions first.
Mike have a look at this plugin:
This should do the job for you.
@Mark – thanks so much – I will look at this and a hack that M has kindly constructed which also looks extremely useful.
Will also report back for usability.
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